Gov. Bill Haslam signed into a law a bill that tightens the rules for teachers to earn tenure in a brief ceremony Tuesday afternoon.
Haslam said the bill, which lengthens the required waiting period for teachers to get tenure to five years and sets up a procedure for poorly performing teachers to lose their tenure, represents his first major legislative victory since taking office in January.
"The fact that this passed today is a significant first step," Haslam said. "This is too important to keep pushing off until we get it perfect."
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