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March 4, 2013St. Louis, MO |  By: MDN

Missouri Teacher Tenure

An education bill brought teachers to the Capitol to support changes to teacher tenure.

The bill's sponsor says it sets up a framework for local districts to choose how they want their teachers evaluated. After the teachers are evaluated, he says there would be more requirements for a teacher to obtain and keep their tenure. A former St. Louis teacher says the most important part of the bill is eliminating the last in first out notion of firing teachers.

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An opponent of the bill says it would eliminate seniority, which is an important part of the profession.