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St. Louis Post Dispatch

Feb 25, 1:00 AM

Leader of teachers' union urges dismissal overhaul

Responding to criticism that tenure gives even poor teachers a job for life, Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, announced a plan Thursday to overhaul how teachers are evaluated and dismissed. It would give tenured teachers who are rated unsatisfactory by their principals a maximum of one school year to improve. If they did not, they could be fired within 100 days. Opponents say proposal does not address longevity or other pressing issues such as severe budget cuts across the country.

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