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School Boards Challenge The Elimination Of Teacher Tenure

Broughton High School teacher Lee Quinn speaks out against the 25 percent mandate.
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Durham school board members voted unanimously yesterday to join a lawsuit that challenges the elimination of teacher tenure and replaces it with a selective performance pay system. 

More than a dozen local school boards across the state have also passed resolutions opposing the mandate, including Wake County Schools. Host Frank Stasio talks with WUNC education reporter Dave Dewitt about response to the legislation.

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a live, weekly radio show and seasonal podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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