Ohio Research Director for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Teachers Get Tenure?"
"In theory, removing tenure in K–12 education can both positively and negatively affect student achievement. On the one hand, it may increase achievement as teachers are incentivized to focus more intently on student learning, knowing their job is on the line each year. Over the long haul, the overall quality of the educator workforce may improve if incompetent teachers are removed more swiftly and frequently than they are today. On the other hand, school leaders may be prone to poor judgment and erroneously dismiss some effective teachers. Proponents of tenure also suggest that eliminating tenure - a job perk - might dissuade talented individuals from entering the profession, though it may also attract less ambitious people seeking job protections."
"Analyzing Teacher Tenure Reform in Florida," edexcellence.net, May 30, 2018