The Missouri businessman has put an additional $100,000 into a potential ballot initiative limiting teacher contracts and requiring schools to use a performance-based evaluation system for staff.
Educators say the youngest students may be lacking important role models because far fewer men teach.
When a gunman killed 26 children and staff at a Connecticut grade school, Missouri Rep. Mike Kelley quickly proposed legislation that would allow trained teachers to carry hidden guns into the classroom as a “line of defense” against attackers.
Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to legislation that would allow tenured St. Louis teachers to be fired for “incompetency.”
Details of the agreement have not been announced but union officials told KMOX there was give and take on both sides.
How teachers are evaluated, held accountable and earn job-protecting tenure could be on the docket when a supermajority of Republicans takes control next month of the Missouri Legislature.
Not to be confused with the underfunding which is blamed for the problem, the actuaries say the boards of the five systems are using reasonable assumptions in calculating the returns.
Teachers out of college already must have a higher grade point average, but now even the college they come from may be scrutinized.
The test would assess mastery of subject matter, competency in teaching methods and even confidence and compassion.
James P. Hoffa and Dick DeVos have vastly differing views of unions, which is why in this heated political climate battles are raging across America over unions in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, California and other states, the two took time to participate in CBS Local Digital Debate.