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Teacher tenure under fire in Minnesota, too



Tim_pawlenty Don't feel alone, Florida teachers. Your state leaders are not the only ones looking to radically change your job security.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is in on the action, too.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the possible GOP presidential candidate has proposed legislation that would let school districts reconsider a teacher's tenure every five years, basing its decision on several factors including student test results.

The bill already has come under fire.

"This is just a gimmick that the governor is throwing out," state teachers union president Tom Dooher told the paper. "It's reform for the sake of reform, and it's not going to close the achievement gap or increase teacher quality or effectiveness."

Sound familiar, anyone?

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:52am]


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