Kate Casas http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Lawsuit Filed Against Missouri Over Language Used In Teacher Tenure Ballot Initiative http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawsuit-filed-against-missouri-over-language-used-teacher-tenure-ballot-initiative <P>A group of educators is suing the state of Missouri over<A href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2014petitions/14init_pet.asp#2014024"> a proposed constitutional amendment </A>requiring tenure for public school teachers be based on performance, not seniority.</P> <P>In a press release issued Friday, the four plaintiffs in the suit say school districts would be allowed to fire or cut the pay of teachers and administrators without cause or due process, and that the ballot language should be rewritten to reflect that.&nbsp; They also say the initiative will be more expensive than its backers Fri, 03 May 2013 22:57:09 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26083 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawsuit Filed Against Missouri Over Language Used In Teacher Tenure Ballot Initiative