N.J. education chief pushes changes in teacher tenure
| Feb 18, 2011
In a speech that endorsed many aspects of Gov. Christie's education agenda, New Jersey's top education official called this week for making tenure harder to get and keep, holding teachers accountable for student performance, and creating financial incentives for educators.
Acting Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf also said he wanted teacher effectiveness to replace seniority as the main factor in determining which teachers keep their jobs in layoffs. To learn more, read the full article by Rita Giordano and Maya Rao in the Local section of The Philadelphia Inquirer online.