Senate rejects teacher contract bill - NBC12.com - Richmond, VA News

Senate rejects teacher contract bill

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The senate rejected a bill that would have made it easier for public schools to remove teachers from their jobs.

The law would have replaced continuing contracts with three-year contracts that would not automatically be renewed — until the teacher was evaluated.

Supporters think it would improve public education — but opponents argue it would discourage people from entering the teaching profession.

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