The Tenure System In Public Schools

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The tenure system refers to a contractual right of not terminating a position of a teacher or a lecturer without a genuine or just cause. The tenure system a form of job protection that teachers in public schools receive following a one to seven year experience. By the year 2008, 2.3 million teachers have tenure. According to the proponents of the system, it protects teachers from losing their jobs for political or personal reasons and prevents the firing of experienced teachers to employ less expensive ones. Furthermore, they argue that since school administrators allow tenures, both the teachers and their unions should not be wrongly accused for the issues surrounding the system. On the other hand, the opponents of the tenure system state

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