June 13, 2010

THE WAR OF ALL VS. THE PUBLIC UNIONS:

In bold move, Colorado alters teacher tenure rules (Colleen Slevin, 6/12/10, Associated Press)


Colorado is changing the rules for how teachers earn and keep the sweeping job protections known as tenure, linking student performance to job security despite outcry from teacher unions that have steadfastly defended the system for decades.

Many education reform advocates consider tenure to be one of the biggest obstacles to improving America's schools because it makes removing mediocre or even incompetent teachers difficult.

Colorado's legislature changed tenure rules despite opposition from the state's largest teacher's union, a longtime ally of majority Democrats. Gov. Bill Ritter, also a Democrat, signed the bill into law last month.


And if even Democrats aren't defending folks as popular as teachers, imagine what reforms we can foist on more typical government bureaucrats?

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 13, 2010 7:41 AM
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