Tenure: An Important Due Process Right or a Hindrance to Change in the Schools?

@article{Coleman2006TenureAI,
  title={Tenure: An Important Due Process Right or a Hindrance to Change in the Schools?},
  author={Julianne Coleman and Stephen T. Schroth and Lisa Molinaro and Mark Green},
  journal={Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education},
  year={2006},
  volume={18},
  pages={219-231}
}
Teacher tenure is a hotly contested concept in today’s’ school reform battles. Many discussions of tenure, however, use the term in incorrect ways that add little to the concepts that should be debated. Historically, tenure represents due process rights teachers acquire after several years of successful service. Other procedures, such as teacher credentialing, the granting of tenure, and teacher evaluation, if successfully applied, would offer the public adequate protection from less than… 

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