Lew's View - Tenure Reform - New York News

Lew's View - Tenure Reform


Lew Leone is the vice president and general manager of WNYW-FOX 5. He is taking to the airwaves with his thoughts on current affairs. It's called "Lew's View." The views expressed are not necessarily those of the station or its employees.

Here is today's Lew's View:

Here at Fox 5 we believe Education Matters and we will continue to shine a light on issues that affect the quality of our Education system.

With comments this week from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Chancellor Joel Klein and N.J. Governor Chris Christie it seems like everyone is talking about tenure reform.

Tenure is an antiquated process whose time has come to an end. Tenure was established when few protections were afforded to teachers. Now there are many employment laws and regulations that protect teachers and tenure is an added level of security that is no longer necessary. Most people agree that no one should be guaranteed a job for life.

It is my view that tenure reform will happen sooner than later and I believe the tenure process should be completely abolished. The teachers unions are going to fight tooth and nail to oppose tenure reform but they will do so with public perception turning against them.


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