Teacher tenure issue may aid Christie

In the Nov. 24 wood pulp edition of the Kansas City Star, columnist Steve Rose writes about Governor Chris Christie's efforts to rein in teacher tenure in New Jersey.

Christie is a very astute politician. So, if he, a likely presidential aspirant, is citing teacher tenure as among his highest achievements, you can bet that this has been polled and found to be extremely popular and a high priority among a significant number of Republicans, and possibly independents.

Rose then compares Christie's New Jersey with Missouri and Kansas, "where firing a tenured teacher with 'due process' is a virtual impossibility."

Mr. Rose packs a lot into his 565-word column. If you think teacher tenure locks in mediocrity, then read Rose's column.

Jon N. Hall is a programmer/analyst from Kansas City.

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