A hearing for the bill is scheduled for a meeting of Sen. Cunningham's General Laws Committee at 1:30 p.m. today.
In an action alert issued Monday, the NEA outlined its position on tenure:
Teachers need an effective voice in their schools. Teacher tenure is just a process to address issues of concern and ensure teachers are not fired arbitrarily. Where districts face challenges with under-performing teachers, the real issue to address is establishing a quality evaluation system that provides teachers with feedback and support in improving performance and addressing concerns.
My thoughts on teacher tenure can be found in my latest Huffington Post blog at this link.