Many of our teachers in the United States receive tenure. The amount of experience a teacher must first gain before receiving tenure varies from state to state, but I honestly think tenure should not exist at all. The baseless guaranteeing of a position so critical to the futures of many children and teens is simply inappropriate. In today’s society, far too many privileges are extended as rights. Teachers do not deserve to have their position guaranteed, taking away the competitive pressure that fuels performance. The value of a student’s education is heavily dependent upon the quality of their teachers, the school’s administration deserves the freedom to hire individual best suited for the job. I’ve been fortunate enough to have many quality teachers who have furthered my education; however, I’ve had a few very poor teachers who have simply wasted my time. One particular teacher allowed his personal biases to influence the way in which he graded. Another history teacher filled lessons lessons about Western Civilization with useless and irrelevant stories. So many young and vibrant graduates are desperate to begin a teaching career, but tenured “professionals” block them. If administrators are given the flexibility to hire and fire at will, they will be able to draw upon the talent pool that is currently being shut out by lazy individuals. Eliminating teacher tenure would also increase the level at which administration applies itself within the school. If administration has no powers to fire a teacher, why would they bother to inspect the way in which a teacher instructs students?
Tenure and Teachers
Topic: Teachers and Tenure
General Purpose: to persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade audience that tenure is unnecessary, and a policy that should be terminated.
Thesis: Tenure is encouraging teachers to be lazy and perform poorly, it needs to be abolished.
Attention-Getter: I am here talking to you today as a fellow student. How many of you have had a teacher who you though was just a bad or lazy teacher? I like many of you have also had bad teachers throughout…
types of teachers teaching in our schools today--some are rude, some are lazy, some are careless, but some are some of the most caring people in the world. Throughout all my years as a student, I have sat in classes that consisted of teachers, playing on their phones, screaming at other classmates, or just letting us sit there and do nothing. The classes I took wth these types of teachers I either made straight As because they did not challenge us, or I failed miserable because the teacher was of no help…
culminates with an emotional, tense scene during which the lottery numbers are called as students and families await their educational fate.Consistently in America, more than 1.2 million students drop out of high school.This exposes the country's education system and devastates open doors for the students who plan to flourish in their future and aim for a sizable salary. From an outcast's point of view, you…
Waiting for Superman
There are a number of barriers that can prevent children from receiving a high quality education. One young student interviewed in the film, Anthony, has lost his father. If this isn’t bad enough, Anthony’s mother abandoned him, leaving him without anyone to tell him the importance of an education. Another student, Francisco, has a teacher that won’t let his mother become involved with academic career. As a result, she doesn’t know which areas Francisco is succeeding or failing…
naturalist-sciences. Education ranks start from Federal,state,local,and school. Admins-principal,superintendent, Pros-counselors,guidance,crisis,Support-secretery,security,admins.Buckley Amendment: issue student records. Court ruled that students grade peers work and parents can’t look if student is 18.Goss v Lopez: suspending students cant for more than 10 days must be due process, issue today non-bullying. Zero tolerance policy: issue, drugs,alcohol, weapons. Corp punishment issue-teachers harming students…
discipline, rigid test prep, and high scores. He praises the charter school for longer days, uniforms, and involved teachers and criticizes PS 149, a public school for showing students a film during the school day and providing its employees with a more generous pension plan than the charter school.
2. Free Market Reform Movement
Finnish education system (unionized and granted tenure lifelong welfare, daycare, health care, preschool) proven to help children achieve better results at school.
19 October 2014
Education: Teacher’s Union Power
Over the years unions have provided many benefits to union workers through collective bargaining. One of the biggest union forces in the United States is the teachers union. With almost close to 5 million members nationwide, the teachers union is one of the most powerful unions. Through collective bargaining, problems have been created for the public school system which takes place at local school districts;…
Another area where we see the Governor being more assertive is education. Last year Haslam had only three bills, two of which affected education in Tennessee. One, teacher tenure reform, which requires teachers to be on the job five years instead of three to secure tenure, and would create a way for job security to be revoked due to poor teaching. Haslam stated the following after the vote:
"If our goal in education is to grow the number of college graduates and provide a better educated…
admission, it talks about the increase in price over the years. They did some studies and have concluded that higher education is a $420 Billion industry that has some fixing to do. It also gives some ideas about what should be done to begin reforming the college system. A few examples that Hacker and Dreifus give are to engage all students, make students use their minds, replace tenure with multiyear contracts, and spread donations around. It also names a few schools like M.I.T, Notre Dame, ASU, and…
Ever since America’s schools surged forward during the Cold War as we raced to
stay ahead of the USSR, they have steadily declined as the quality of teachers and
materials degraded and our country stopped caring about education. Michael Moore in
“Idiot Nation”, and Benjamin Barber in “America Skips School” both talk about our
education system's plunge from number one in the world and how it happened. Our
Nation’s children are being taught by teachers who no longer care as they already have…