Colo. teachers to rally against tenure changes |

Colo. teachers to rally against tenure changes

DENVER – Teachers are voicing their opposition to a proposed overhaul of the state’s teacher tenure law.

Members of the state’s largest teachers’ union plan to rally outside the state Capitol Friday, just hours before lawmakers are set to take their first vote on the bill. The Colorado Education Association says it expects to have about 600 people on the West Steps.

The bill would only allow teachers who have improved student performance for three straight years to earn tenure. Teachers who have tenure could lose it if their students fail to show progress for two straight years.

The union says the bill doesn’t provide training and support for principals who will be evaluating teachers. It also objects because details about how teachers will be judged haven’t been determined.

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