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This week on the Daily Beat we are looking at the tenure debate in our education system: Is it unconstitutional or not?
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Today: Friday April 3, 2015 – This week’s podcast covers an event at the CUNY Institute for Education Policy entitled, “Challenging the Tenure Laws in New York State: Why or Why Not. The debate was orchestrated by David Steiner, former commissioner of Education for New York State and founding director of the CUNY Institute for Education Policy at Roosevelt House and the Klara and Larry Silverstein Dean at Hunter College. On the pro-tenure side we has a representation from the New York State United Teachers and on the opposing end was Devora Allon, litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP who is working on a case to prove the current tenure program unconstitutional.
Today, we conclude the debate looking at a conclusion of the pros and cons of the tenure laws. The final questions of the debate look to reconcile that both funding and poor teacher performance are factors in children having low test scores and failing school. Reforming or eliminating tenure laws would only be one aspect that may be able to improve these results.
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