TENURE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TENURE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Thank Utah teachers, and then get them better pay http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58103873-82/teachers-education-teacher-funding.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58103873-82/teachers-education-teacher-funding.html.csp">Op-ed: Thank Utah teachers, and then get them better pay</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sheryl ALlen</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T16:50:02.56-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Jon Cox, a tenured teacher, has presented a good argument for ending tenure (“This teacher/legislator says it’s time to end tenure,” June 22). The topic merits discussion by the Legislature and boards of education. However, there should be no debate about his statement that legislators should prioritize increasing teacher pay to reward our best instructors. Both he and I would choose a great teacher over state-of-the art technology. Our schools are hurting. It is not because we have less sk...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58103873@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:50:02 MDT Letter: Tenure protects teachers’ speech rights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58123194-82/tenure-teacher-faculty-rights.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58123194-82/tenure-teacher-faculty-rights.html.csp">Letter: Tenure protects teachers’ speech rights</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T15:47:01.99-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 03:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In his article in Sunday’s opinion page (“This teacher/legislator says its time to end tenure,” June 22), Jon Cox proposes that tenure for the teaching profession be eliminated. His proposal is well reasoned, but the basic assumption made in the piece is questionable, as is therefore the proposal. The assumption made that a primary function of tenure is to protect lousy teachers, which is incorrect. The purpose of tenure is to guarantee freedom of speech and due process for the faculty member, r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58123194@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:47:01 MDT Letter: Legislator doesn’t know teachers’ issues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58103521-82/tenure-teacher-teachers-cox.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58103521-82/tenure-teacher-teachers-cox.html.csp">Letter: Legislator doesn’t know teachers’ issues</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T17:20:31.758-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lip-syncing the talking points of national anti-public teacher groups, Utah’s Rep. Jon Cox (“This teacher/legislator says it’s time to end tenure,” June 22) attacked the idea of tenure, dismissing any benefits through the single argument that there are less than ideal teachers on the job. While claiming credibility as a teacher himself, Mr. Cox doesn’t seem to understand that Utah doesn’t grant tenure. As close as we get here is that a “contract employee,” meaning no longer provisional and with...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58103521@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:20:31 MDT Op-ed: This teacher/legislator says it’s time to end tenure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58085935-82/tenure-teacher-benefit-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58085935-82/tenure-teacher-benefit-education.html.csp">Op-ed: This teacher/legislator says it’s time to end tenure</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jon Cox</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-20T16:56:02.506-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 04:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After a costly legal fight, a California court recently struck down tenure in the contracts of 300,000 teachers. Opponents are set to appeal, and undoubtedly the battle will spread to other states. In the end, more and more money will be spent in the courtroom instead of where it belongs, in the classroom. As the only member of the Utah Legislature who currently works as a tenure-track teacher, I feel it would be appropriate to add my voice to the discussion. Tenure is part of the overall benef...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58085935@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:56:02 MDT Rampell: We still need to pay for good teachers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58063550-82/teachers-job-tenure-teaching.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58063550-82/teachers-job-tenure-teaching.html.csp">Rampell: We still need to pay for good teachers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-13T00:46:03.188-06:00">Updated Jun 13, 2014 12:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Making it easier to fire bad teachers isn’t going to magically cause the educational achievement gap to disappear. You need to be able to attract and retain more good teachers, too. Unfortunately, no one wants to pay for that. This week, a California judge declared that tenure and other seniority rules that make it hard to dismiss teachers “result in grossly ineffective teachers obtaining and retaining permanent employment,” which hurts the low-income and minority children that low performers di...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58063550@www.sltrib.com Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:46:03 MDT California teacher tenure ruling may fuel debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58056155-68/california-teacher-students-teachers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58056155-68/california-teacher-students-teachers.html.csp">California teacher tenure ruling may fuel debate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LINDA DEUTSCH and LISA LEFF</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T15:21:30.221-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 03:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • A first-of-its-kind court ruling that concluded California’s union-backed teacher tenure, layoff and dismissal laws infringe on students’ rights to an equal public education adds fire to a debate over whether the job protections afforded professional educators are partly to blame for what ails the nation’s schools, experts said. A judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday sided with nine students who sued to overturn the state statutes governing teacher hiring and firing, saying they served ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58056155@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:21:30 MDT Judge strikes down California teacher tenure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58050442-68/teachers-students-california-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58050442-68/teachers-students-california-judge.html.csp">Judge strikes down California teacher tenure</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LINDA DEUTSCH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T15:32:41.275-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 03:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California’s public school teachers as unconstitutional Tuesday, saying such laws harm students — especially poor and minority ones — by saddling them with bad teachers. In a landmark decision that could influence the gathering debate over tenure across the country, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu cited the historic case of Brown v. Board of Education in ruling that students have a fundamental right to equal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580504422014-06-10T15:32:41.275-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-10T15:32:41.275-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58050442@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:32:41 MDT