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Low Grades for MO. Teachers & Public Policy

The National Council on Teacher Quality scores Missouri a “D” overall. The report looks at thirty-three specific goals. Those goals include recruiting new teachers, retaining good teachers and getting rid of the ineffective ones. The report criticizes what it calls a practice of awarding tenure virtually automatically and for allowing fired teachers multiple appeals.  The Missouri State Teacher’s Association takes issue with that.  Todd Fuller is the M-S-T-A’s spokesman. He tells The Eagle 93.9 that Missouri’s tenure process is more vigorous than most other states.

The policy report was funded by a collection of private foundations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Fisher Family Foundation.

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  1. Get rid of tenure and institute a serious performance-based incentive structure. Our schools would cease to be a safe haven for incompetent slugs.

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