By Michael Vaughn
“The teacher-tenure conversation was already pretty loud and heated. And then TIME magazine dropped the hammer. Well, the gavel, actually. But it landed with the force of a sledgehammer.
Much of the response has focused on the “Rotten Apples” cover…and understandably so. As Tim Daly at TNTP pointed out recently, the post-Vergara conversations about tenure have been too focused on the extremes—either get rid of tenure altogether or leave it as is—when it should be a more nuanced discussion, focused on fixing tenure and making it more meaningful.”