Teacher tenure in Colorado looks likely to change
DENVER – A bill changing the way Colorado teachers earn and keep tenure is on its way to Gov. Bill Ritter after the state Senate agreed to amendments made by the House.
The House voted 36-29 vote for the measure earlier Wednesday, the final day of the session.
Lawmakers spent nearly five hours arguing about the bill late Tuesday but the final vote came with no comment.
Former teachers serving in the House have been vocal opponents of the bill, which backers say will help Colorado’s chances of winning federal education reform funding.
Democratic Rep. Nancy Todd says the bill has sent a message to teachers that education is “all up to them.”