Teachers across Colorado are encouraged by the independent arbitrator who took exception with Denver Public Schools' tactics to remove experienced teachers from the classroom in the name of Senate Bill 191. Experience matters in teaching, and ignoring this fact deprives our students of the most skilled, knowledgeable teachers we can offer.
The Denver Post's view that the "mutual consent" hiring provisions of SB 191 affect only 45 teachers is absurd. Here's the cold reality: Nearly 2,000 experienced teachers with good performance evaluations have been removed from their classrooms over the past three years