Gov. Schwarzenegger is starting a new initiative drive to tighten up tenure for primary and secondary teachers in the state, a good thing. But imagine how much we'd improve higher education around the nation if only we could make it apply to state universities nationwide! Daniel Weintraub
Meanwhile, the gov is planning to turn in the first signatures for his tenure reform initiative today in Sacramento. The measure would increase from two years to five years the experience needed before a teacher is granted permanent status and allow the dismissal of teachers with permanent status after two unsatisfactory annual evaluations.Ward Churchill
would shivver in his combat boots.