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Arizona House goes after teacher job security

PHOENIX — Teachers would have less time to save their jobs after being
reprimanded under a measure backed by the Arizona House of Representatives.

In a 50-7 vote, the House advanced legislation Thursday that would reduce the
time a teacher has to improve after being notified that their performance is

Under the measure sent to the Senate for approval, teachers would have 45
instructional days to prove they are good educators and save their jobs.
Currently, teachers have 90 days.

Teachers’ union leaders say the measure will help weed out bad teachers and
ensure students are learning.

If the measure became law, it would take effect in July.


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