At least here in Florida, they're working on a bill to eliminate tenure, and basing whether or not the teacher has a job on the FCAT test scores. Plus, they're trying to base more than half their salary on those same scores.
And @secondtyme520, My mom has been teaching for about 10 years and has tenure. All it does is guarantee that their job is permanent and they can't be fired. They can be pressured to quit (I had a teacher my freshmen year who was tenured but was pressured to quit after he was caught on a DUI and pot possession. ) But without some extreme circumstances, they usually cannot be fired.
At least in my mom's school district, the only way to get a real raise is to get a higher degree. My mom had a BA and had to get a masters degree in order to get a raise.
at 9:52 AM on Mar. 15, 2010