Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Committee approves Jane Cunningham's anti-teacher tenure law
An anti-teacher tenure law sponsored by Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, was approved by her General Laws Committee by a 5-2 vote Tuesday.
The vote was strictly on party line with Mrs. Cunningham and four other Republicans voting for it and
You can count Sen. Ron Richard, R-Joplin, among those who want to see teachers stripped of tenure.
It appears that one of the votes for the anti-teacher bill may have come from Sen. Ron Richard, R-Joplin, who is on the committee, but I am not certain of that, because apparently two Republican committee members were not present for the vote.
General Laws Committee members, in addition to Mrs. Cunningham and Richard, include Republicans Brian Nieves, Scott Rupp, Chuck Purgason, LuAnn Ridgeway, and Rob Schaaf and Democrats Kiki Curls and Robin Wright-Jones.
The measure, which also calls for teachers' pay to be primarily based on standardized test scores, goes before the whole Senate now.