KS Court: Teacher tenure NOT guaranteed.

The Dana & Parks Podcast
Wednesday, June 20th
What IS tenure?   What scenario does it protect you FROM?

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He's sort of you know. Kansas teachers. Have lost their second attempt. To get tenure back for thousands of educators in the state. Through the courts for the civic gonna continue their battle quoting here from teachers union spokesman. Markets malt balls so. This is a disappointment but it's just one step up next it's ports. Last Friday's decision from the State's highest court was unanimous. Teachers had complaint. The Kansas lawmakers repealed ten year through a dark and arbitrary process but the justices saw nothing in the state. Where the federal constitution or in previous court cases. Boring what the legislature has done. Here's the deal they the teachers argue the legislature and strip them of a right. Earned through years of service without due process. Lawsuit described as swift coup. By opponents of tenure complete with late night legislative maneuvers but it could not convince the Supreme Court. That was anything more than one of the bill democracy. Lawmakers are elected by the people the court noted both legislative chambers voted to end teacher tenure. There is no reason they cannot do that. And no reason they had to hear from teachers. First. Now I don't know much about teaching. My brother was a teacher he's now an assistant principal. I don't know much about tenure. Other than my understanding of tenure is once a teacher or in the case of professorship. Once you attain it getting rid of view is very difficult. Correct me if I'm wrong. I have been known to be wrong on occasion solicitous each teacher is given a probation period. And that varies state to state. During the probation period teachers must prove they're worthy of receiving tenure however. Once they teacher is ten you word it. The principal can no longer fire that teacher now here's the Big Three words we need to pay attention to rift well Al's just cause. So tender does not mean you can't be fired. It means you can't just be fired because the principal doesn't like Q. Doesn't think you're performing to standard. Has some parent complaints. You would have to have clauses cost to me would be the big stuff. Like on only to come to school drunk. The big bad behavior stuff how about having sex it's too difficult course that would be just cost. But what are some of the other things. That would constitute just caught maybe the list goes way far down to. Didn't show up on time to parent teacher conferences I don't know I doubt that that's the case but I don't know. And in what other profession. Are you guaranteed. To keep your job like that who else has that. What. Is the point of having tenure if they can fire you for legitimate reasons. They can fire you Dana for not showing up at your job they can fire you Dana for showing up to work drawn. They can fire you for any number of things isn't battle kind of and your fish. Proponents of tenure argue that tenure. Reasons. And prevents the firing of older X parents teachers to hire less expensive. New teachers. So that if you had ten year in say television news. You could not fires someone like Lynne Dawson to make way for some higher out of Topeka for 27000 dollars a year. It. I've 767798. What's the point of tenure. What does it do. Does it prevent you from being fired. Just for somebody cheaper. Or does it give you more protection I ask because I do not know. And don't all jobs kind of have. Implied tenure I guess I don't know. It now what gives you the right to sue for what's called wrongful termination. Due tenure here firefighter police officer I have no idea I had no because I don't know. And I've never understood either but there is in any job you have seniority. You know of how somebody has to be fired it's usually not the guy that's been here five years know that it usually is or options does because their money thirty years now racked. 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And pay him 25000. Sheer well that would constitute. First what age discrimination and wrongful termination. So back camp. Several people are writing and that they're both at. Will. Right tort statements what's importantly a union as well I don't. I'm not gonna say there's no point of that because I belong to the union miners Ayers when I'm saying is if if if the state is an amateur about Missouri. But it's a state is an at will state and Kansas sales. What's the point having a union. If if if they can fire you for whatever reason they wore. Then therefore you don't have the protection of the union. I thought the union's job was not only to negotiate on behalf of the group. But also to protect you if for some reason the man came after it. And wanted to taker job aware for. I guess your quickness your question is why do we need it and does it even really help. And I think those are fair questions why do professors have tenure. To protect them from what because they want to be able to speak freely. And published. Recently. With out fear that their thoughts ideas and opinions will lead to the loss of a job. Am a teacher and high school level. Is much more restricted you would argue that's on on what they can yet say yeah I. Actually student body a teacher in high school cannot come out and say I hate this president. I hate guns I think we should round up all of the guns it in high school. Now in college professors are free to espouse those thoughts with out fear of retaliation and I agree with. You and I are. Allowed to a certain extent to. Espouse those thoughts. Whether they be pro gun anti gun pro president president. We don't require tenure. We don't have we don't have tenured and we have personal service contracts that's different. We have TSE's and so legally were protected in that not. If downstairs if you sense something in the next five minutes. That. The guide downstairs thought was over the top. Inappropriate. Whatever I don't care if you're a contractor doesn't even expire for another three years or two years whatever it is you're going. But yet on a daily basis Hugh and I say things that may downstairs doesn't might we don't. But we don't require ten year someone just heard and I tend to agree with the Scott that more than anything it protects them from blank principles. Panels prince of pals. So that if you were to school where from time to time the principles come and go take another job someone else comes in. That principle for what ever reason just doesn't like you. It theoretically it's called the real world protects you from someone coming and with whom you have a personality conflict you do a great job. Kids love that parents love you your teacher of the year but some jerk comes in and decides he wants you out. The erratically tenure would protect you from that scenario. What. If it wouldn't and why a habit that's our point yeah. If if you worked in Kansas you're an at will employee. So what does tenure really protect you farm. And and so it must protect your from something where the teachers and their union wouldn't be fighting to keep. I'll hear it is here to hazard is serious tenure allows teachers to fail the school board president sun or star quarterback. There is a lot of pressure to make sure certain students remain eligible target certain grades tenure would protect you there. And I would argue everyone should be protected from that. Scenario of firing. What would we ever heard about a teacher being fired for failing tall order on it's not necessarily tired. It's pressured. It is. Let's have this meeting is common that powers and old wives to. I think that happens I'll let. Me read you only need the star athlete to do well this year you don't think that happens. Early don't. In small to counsel all America. Okay in Texas looked me in the eye and tell me that unknown on the line we're talking about Kansas you said it never happens and save programs and taxes. US have been happens here and the weeks ago. Let's go to Tom in Overland Park hotel. And here the basic that she did it again. They're protecting incompetent. More alarming. Is paying members and it's all about the money. Unfortunately. We allow ten year and only history. Company Saturday and back at children. And indicated. That a year and. Not after sleeping with a student you're not suggesting that time. The union it. We'll be anything and power. We keep making here in this school no matter and a violation of these are all my guys yet that you're pretty and all the time. When it's criminal behavior Thomas got an idea what it's criminal yeah. They haven't you know. There are people and the annual Buick could play as long as today are continuing to be cute paying member. You're you're telling me that is 55 year old. Taylor ride sleeps with sixteen year old Tom Smith. They're going to fight to keep Dana right employed at high school as a math teacher. I'll. Be very boy. This. And I. Speculate. Yet that their job. Unfortunately using it to protect they're not and they look at HR burst your. But. Lately there after that it. Are there at the bigger thing that has exploded the text line is not being able to sales students happens all the time happens to me. That happened to me it happens here Makinen in the school with its athletes. I think. It's not. It's not necessarily out in the open where someone comes out says okay so and so had ace. 33%. In English but magically because of some extra credit. This athlete ended up with a sixty point four I think that scenario happens more than you are willing to bully. Rob why would my grades not if I was the starting right used to suck at football at all. 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