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Teacher tenure bill to be heard after all



After an unexpectedly long delay, the Jeb-backed, tenure-scrapping SB 2458 is on the agenda for Tuesday’s Senate PreK-12 Committee meeting, which begins at 8 a.m.

This could get interesting. Chairwoman Nancy Detert, R-Venice, has already said she doesn’t dig the bill. And if she votes no, and the other R’s and D’s fall in to their usual formations, that means a 4-4 tie – and a dead bill.

By the way, the teacher-firing flow chart the St. Petersburg Times ran in its print editions last week (next to this story about a tenured teacher who’s frequently in hot water) can now be viewed here.

- Ron Matus, state education reporter

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:19am]


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