New York Post
“Fresh cause for city parents to fret: For the second straight year, the share of teachers winning tenure has ticked up.
Some 64 percent got the OK this year, meaning they’ll be nearly impossible to fire as long as they want to keep their jobs.
That’s only slightly higher than last year’s 60 percent rate — but a marked jump from the 53 percent figure the year before, Mike Bloomberg’s last year as mayor.
Bloomberg wanted to be able to oust teachers who can’t teach. That’s a key reason why, on his watch, the tenure-approval rate fell steeply from the days when nine out of 10 teachers got lifetime protection.”