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State Senate Plan To End Teacher Tenure, Add Merit Pay Moves Forward PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 May 2012 17:07

RALEIGH, (AP) — North Carolina's Senate leader is holding up his legislation revamping public schools to give critics time to offer suggestions.

The state Senate voted along party lines Thursday to tentatively approve legislation that would scrap job-protecting teacher tenure, pay teachers on merit, and focus on reading skills by third grade.
Senate leader Phil Berger delayed a final Senate vote until Monday to give critics time to offer changes.
Minority Democrats complained that the end of teacher job protections would expose educators to firing decisions based on personality or parent complaints. Sen. Doug Berger said parents complained when, as a former high school teacher, he invited Mormons to speak to his students about their faith. The Franklin County Democrat notes times change and Republicans picked a Mormon as their presidential candidate.
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