Colorado’s New Tenure Policy Upsets Teacher Unions

apple for teacherIt just got a little bit harder for teachers to keep their jobs in Colorado. A new change to the state’s legislature requires teachers to be evaluated each year, and half of their rating will be based on whether or not their students made progress during the school year.

As for the new teachers, they will have to show they’ve improved their student’s achievement for three consecutive years to earn tenure.

Colorado’s teacher unions, who have defended the previous tenure policy for several years, are up in arms about the new one, while education advocates believe it is a step in the right direction. The tenure policy will make it easier to get rid of mediocre or even incapable teachers.

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Humanities Majors Face Dismal Job Outlook

booksAccording to a recent article by The New York Times, students who are majoring in the humanities such as language arts and literature, are facing one of the toughest job markets in recent decades.

The Modern Language Association (MLA) reports that faculty positions will decline 37 percent, the biggest drop since the group began tracking its job listings 35 years ago. The MLA is the largest group of language and literature scholars and professors in the world.

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