Jay Wasson

Morning round-up
9:26 am
Fri April 15, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, April 15, 2011

The Illinois Senate approved sweeping changes to education last night.
(Flickr/ Jason Dunnivant

Ill. Senate Unanimously Approves Legislation Reducing Teacher Job Security

The Illinois Senate has unanimously approved sweeping legislation that would reduce teachers' job security and emphasize performance over seniority. The legislation would make it harder for teachers to achieve tenure. Even after getting tenure, bad teachers could be fired.  If a district has to make layoffs, jobs would be protected based on classroom performance instead of seniority.

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