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I am a third year GA teacher who is very disillusioned with the GA laws. I was told back in February that I was being laid off for next school year due to budget cuts and also because I did not have "tenure." The administrators explained that in GA, a teacher can only be tenured if he or she has taught in any GA school for 4 years. I explained that I have 4 years teaching experience in all, with my first year of teaching in SC and the subsequent three at my current school in GA. They said that the first year in SC did not matter. What is worse, is that I found out several days after my lay off notice, that they are actually giving my 4th grade position to a high school Spanish teacher who can no longer teach Spanish due to the fact that she has not passed a test for certification in Spanish. I questioned this to my principal and she informed me that they were obligated to give her a teaching job because she has tenure by teaching Spanish for 17 years regardless of the fact that somethi...See More
clanna SC teachers do not have tenure. Our contracts do state that it is our responsibility to maintain "highly qualified" status as well as certification in our teaching area.
May 16, 2009
NC teacher I think in NC, if it hasn't changed in the last few years, you become tenured once you actually are hired back in the system and begin teaching the 4th year. Before that you can be let go with no explanations necessary.

On 5/16/09, Disillusioned GA Teacher wrote: > I am a third year GA teacher who is very disillusioned > with the GA ...See More
May 16, 2009

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