Researching Teacher Tenure

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The national debate about how to improve public education has grown more contentious than ever. One hot button question: Is teacher tenure standing in the way of identifying and removing bad teachers from classrooms? That argument got a boost earlier this week in the case Vergara v California. A Los Angeles judge struck down a handful of laws governing teacher tenure and seniority rights. We hear from one of the expert witnesses in the case about the impacts of tenure on teacher quality and retention.

Credits

Guest:
Jesse Rothstein - University of California, Berkeley

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott