Friday, January 30, 2009

Report gives Maryland teachers poor, but passing, grade

A national report on teacher quality gave Maryland a barely passing grade Thursday, saying teachers are tenured too easily and dismissed with great difficulty.

Maryland is one of seven states that give tenure to teachers after only two years of teaching, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality. The nonprofit, nonpartisan, Washington-based group is headed by Kate Walsh, who was appointed to the Maryland state Board of Education by Gov. Martin O'Malley in July. [Baltimore Sun]

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