ERIC Number: ED076501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Tenure. The Second Report of the Commission on Public School Personnel Policies in Ohio.
Commission on Public School Personnel Policies in Ohio, Cleveland.
This second report of the Commission on Public School Personnel Policies in Ohio is concerned with teacher tenure in the state of Ohio and need for changes in the tenure law. The basic positions of the commission are that teachers should be protected against arbitrary and unwarranted action by their employers but that professional incompetence cannot be tolerated for any reasons. Tenure should not be viewed as guaranteed life employment, according to the commission; it has been viewed as such because little effort has been made to terminate continuing contracts for cause. This commission report stresses the need for physical and mental health in teachers, certified by examinations, and the possible need for changes in a teacher's continuing status (presently, continuing status ends at age 70, but a survey of superintendents indicated performance decline for teachers of advanced age). This report suggests possible mandatory retirement at 65, with the option for valuable teachers to remain on a part-time basis. This report also supports Ohio law that does not require that teachers with limited contracts be given reasons for dismissal. Appendixes include sections on certificate and contracts of Ohio public school teachers and on tenure in other states. (Related document is SP 006 262.) (JA)
Descriptors: Contracts, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Employment, Teacher Retirement, Teacher Welfare, Tenure
Commission on Public School Personnel Policies in Ohio, 736 National City Bank Building, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 ($0.75 single copy)
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Authoring Institution: Commission on Public School Personnel Policies in Ohio, Cleveland.