In this study, Reforming Teacher Tenure in Alabama, author Andrew A. Yerbey describes the origins of teacher tenure and explains its present problems, and then offers four reforms. The goal of these reforms is, as the study notes, “so that all students are benefited andgood teachers are protected.”

“Alabama does a terrible disservice to its schoolchildren–especially its poor and minority schoolchildren—so long as teacher tenure remains unreformed,” the study finds, adding: “The time is right for these reforms now—and now, more than ever, they are needed.”

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