Los Angeles Columnist Argues In Favor Of Tenure

In a column in the Los Angeles Times (2/7), Ted Rall writes about the lawsuit currently taking place in California over the state’s teacher job protections, arguing that while parents may find it “easy to see why it would be good to make it easier to fire bad teachers,” tenure is an important part of attracting and retaining teachers and making them more effective. Rall suggests that much of the push to end tenure comes from the political right, and he refutes the notion that tenure makes it impossible to fire bad teachers.