In California schools, as of last week, teacher tenure is unconstitutional. That was the finding of a state judge who said it adversely affected poor and minority students.
Teachers unions argue the stability these protections provide are important in both recruiting teachers and in letting them teach free of political and other non-educational influencers. Critics say California's laws made it too difficult to fire bad teachers.
What does teacher tenure look like in Texas? Will this ruling affect our public schools soon?
- John Kuhn, superintendant of Perrin-Witt ISD and author of "Fear and Learning in America- Bad Data, Good Teachers, and the Attack on Public Education"