New Bill Gives Teachers More Time to Earn Tenure
The time to tenure could increase under new legislation proposed by Assemblymember Shirley Weber, D-San Diego.
California has one of the shortest times for a teacher to demonstrate classroom readiness and achieve permanent status. AB 1220 would increase the time to tenure form two years to three.
“For students to succeed, we must provide teachers with what they need to achieve success in the classroom,” Weber said. “AB 1220 will provide the extra time and support essential for teachers to demonstrate success and be recognized for their hard work.”
A Teach Plus survey of 506 teachers in California found that 85 percent of teachers think that tenure decisions should be made after at least three years of classroom instruction.