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.
Illinois' education chief is giving East St. Louis' school district an ultimatum - fix the way it deals with some 1,500 special-education students or face "aggressive actions," including having the school system dissolved.