By Jeremy P. Meyer The Denver PostPosted: 04/24/2010
The Senate Education Committee on Friday advanced a controversial bill to change the way teachers are evaluated and how they receive and keep tenure.
But the 7-1 committee vote is no guarantee that Senate Bill 191, even with the amendments made Friday, will survive to link teacher tenure to student academic achievement.
“There is good and bad here,” said Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, who voted for the bill. “It’s a difficult vote. I think the full Senate should have a debate about this bill. There’s a lot more to this bill than anyone has talked about.”