Would require them to work longer before qualifying for tenure
Many of Missouri’s public school teachers would need to work longer before getting tenure under legislation endorsed by the state Senate.
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state’s law banning sexual contact between teachers and students, finding that people 18 or older have a constitutional right to engage in a consensual sexual relationship.
Pat Quinn’s spokeswoman says cuts are needed, due to fiscal challenges created by decades of mismanagement.
A tough math lesson for Parkway School Board members, who voted Wednesday night to cut at least $7.5 million over the next two years.
The two sides signed the tentative deal Monday after the union ended its week-long strike on Nov. 9.
“This bill is not as good as it should be, but to veto it would return us to a bill that would be far worse,” Gov. Nixon said.
“We found that Missouri is one of the worst states in the nation for educators having their license revoked for sexual misconduct.”
The judge called the law a staggering prohibition of free speech rights.
A Missouri judge heard arguments Wednesday from MSTA.