The issue of eliminating job protection for teachers in Missouri was resurrected today at a hearing of the state's joint education committee
Wrap: St. Louis City Senator Jamilah Nasheed says lawmakers should step in to keep school districts from awarding teacher tenure, which she says produces lazy teachers.
|Description: If they're not performing in the manner that which they should be performing meaning children are not getting the proper education that's needed to order for them to compete in a global economy they need to be fired.|
A spokesperson for the Missouri National Education Association says in a seperate interview lawmakers should invest in education, not tenure reform.
Teachers in Missouri achieve tenure after five years in one district. Nasheed says a better system would be employing teachers on yearly or long term contracts.
Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Matt Kalish.