Even if an initiative makes it to the ballot in Nov. 2022 in California to guarantee all students “a high-quality public education,” voters will likely reject it (“Proposed California Ballot Measure Could Spark Court Challenges to Teacher Protections.” The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 8). I say that based on the history of similar efforts in the past to undermine teacher tenure.
At present, teachers in California gain tenure after only two years. That’s far too soon. But I doubt that voters are willing to blame tenure for the undeniable ills afflicting the state’s public schools. There are simply too many factors beyond the control of even the best teachers. As a result, when the smoke clears, voters will see that tenure is not the villain.
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