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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: Thursday April 2, 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 tune into a debate between a lawyer fighting for the sound education for children throughout NY state and the Teacher’s Union looking to protect rights for teachers. Allon begins by saying that the 4 to 5 year process in proving a teacher ineffective is much too long crippling students with poor teachers for longer than needed. However, Gross believes proper amendments have been made to the 3020 law (tenure law) that allow for teachers to be effectively deemed ill-equipped to teach.
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