ERIC Number: ED059179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Resolved: That Teacher Tenure Should Be Abolished.
Hipp, Frederick L.
The author argues against the abolition of teacher tenure for several reasons: 1) no better protection for the schools or the teachers has been suggested, 2) many administrations do not provide evaluation or leadership for their staff, 3) protection for teachers is needed to assure stability to the school system as a whole, and 4) most state-wide tenure laws already provide for fair dismissal procedures for cause. Examples are given of the treatment of teachers in New Jersey where 40 percent do not have tenure. A 1965 statement of the NEA Commission on Professional Rights and Responsibilities is quoted on the purpose of tenure in ensuring competent and efficient school systems. The advantages provided by tenure for the teacher, students, board of education, and community are listed, as well as some of the abuses which it can prevent. (MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Commission on Professional Rights Responsibilities; National Education Association
Note: Speech presented at the 104th Annual Convention of American Association of School Administrators, Atlantic City, N.J., February 12-16, 1972