AC-T: Buncombe educators develop 25 percent criteria

From the Asheville Citizen-Times

By Casey Blake

Legislation passed by the General Assembly last year eliminates career status, a designation that has given teachers tenure-type protections.

At the same time, lawmakers allowed school systems to offer one-time, four-year contracts and salary bonuses to top 25 percent performers, setting up a new debate over whether the measure will do more harm than good.


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