FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2014
Jia Lee, Elementary School teacher and Public School parent
Mike Schirtzer, Social Studies High School teacher
Teachers, Parents and Students Stand Strong for Tenure
Due Process Protects Teachers who Protect their Students
Tenure gives teachers the right to stand up for their students’ best interests, even in the face of poor leadership or poor policy. It accords those who spend the most time with students the respect and responsibility of making best decisions on their students’ behalf. Thus, recent attacks on tenure have nothing to do with improving teaching and learning. They are designed to undermine teacher’s unions and silence educators’ voices.