Elevate Teaching Tenure to an Earned Professional Milestone!
We have a unique opportunity to help our students and teachers by improving our state’s law around the tenure process for teachers. Currently, California’s school and district leaders must decide within 18 months if a teacher can be permanently at the front of a public classroom.
This short probationary period hurts everyone. Research shows that growth in a new teacher’s effectiveness is most prominent during their first 5 years of teaching, and teachers agree that the probationary period for teachers needs to be extended. A statewide poll of unionized teachers in traditional public schools found that 85 percent support extending the probationary period to at least three years.
Use this form to contact key members of the California State Senate Education Committee and encourage them to support legislation that would extend the tenure timeline to at least three years, provide new teachers with the support they need, and elevate tenure to an earned professional milestone based on teacher effectiveness.
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In the News
Check out views from teachers and advocates who want to see teacher tenure preserved and elevated as an important professional milestone.
By E4E-Los Angeles memebr Josh Brown,
By E4E-Los Angeles member Lisa Quion Heinsen, LA School Report
Give state’s new teachers more time to sink or swim
Teachers need more than 18 months to grow professionally
Weber’s Bill Will Give New Teachers More Time
Commentary: Let’s make teacher tenure meaningful
These community partners are standing with our teachers.
Alliance for a Better Community • Association of California School Administrators
California Association of School Business Officials • California Business Roundtable
California State PTA • Children Now • Community Coalition • GO Public Schools
The Education Trust—West • Educators for Excellence • Educate 78 • EdVoice
Families in Schools • Dr. George J. McKenna III, LAUSD School Board Member
InnerCity Struggle • Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Orange County Business Council • The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
Promesa Boyle Heights • Riverside County Superintendent • Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Students for Education Reform • Teach Plus • United Way of Greater Los Angeles