We know that the students and school districts benefit from having teachers who have basic due process protections. It's about keeping good teachers, not about rooting out bad ones.
It is difficult, when you are at dinner parties and holiday gatherings, to discuss tenure with people who don't understand. I encourage you to read the latest issue of NYSUT United. It will help you understand the history of tenure in New York State and how tenure for teachers benefits students.
YOU CAN'T PUT STUDENTS FIRST IF YOU PUT TEACHERS LAST.
NYSUT is working to defend our tenure protections against wrong-headed, misguided, underinformed policy makers and celebrities.