NYC teacher tenure

A decision to overturn teacher tenure laws in California has New York parents mobilizing to seek the same thing here. (Credit: CBS 2)

Critics: Tenure Has Made Removing Teachers A ‘Burdensome’ Process

New York City teachers have been accused of everything from incompetence to patronizing prostitutes. But when the city has tried to fire them it has heard officers say “no” 60 percent of the time.

06/18/2014

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New York City Parents Pushing Hard For End To Teacher Tenure

A stunning decision to overturn teacher tenure laws in California has New York City parents mobilizing to seek the same thing here.

06/11/2014

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Admitted Ex-Prostitute Teacher, Melissa Petro, Faces Trial

Melissa Petro, 30, is a tenured teacher at P.S. 70 in the Claremont section of the Bronx three weeks after blogging for the Huffington Post. She admitted she worked as a stripper and, briefly, as a prostitute before she got her teaching job.

12/02/2010

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Mayor: Stripper Saga 1 More Reason To End Tenure

She went from stripper to prostitute to teacher. And then she got job security — in the form of tenure. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it’s one more reason to end the system that basically gives teachers lifetime job security.

09/29/2010