By David Griffith and Victoria McDougald | New York Daily News
“Unfortunately, as we document in a new analysis, in most places, dismissing an ineffective teacher remains far too hard. And in New York City and state, it’s particularly challenging.
Because data on teacher dismissals are nearly impossible to come by, our report focuses on the dismissal process as it exists on paper — that is, as articulated in state and district policy. Specifically, we evaluated districts based on whether their tenure policies protect veteran teachers from performance-based dismissal, how long it takes to do so, and the vulnerability of a dismissal decision to challenge.”