Teacher Tenure

Riley's Accountability Plan

Governor Bob Riley wants to make it easier to get bad teachers out of the classroom.

Under the governor's accountability plan, he is once again proposing to do away with the State Tenure Commission and instead use arbitration when a teacher's job is on the line. It would speed up what is now a lengthy process and save the state money.

News 4 spoke with an education professor at Troy State University Dothan who says she's 100 percent behind the change.

While the governor's plan does not call for "ending" teacher tenure, it does call for an end to tenure for school administrators.