To a teacher, tenure means they can do what they want and not get fired — ora slap on the wrist. The worst thing that ever happened to education is tenure.

If the teachers are so good, as they claim and so dedicated to the children, as they claim, how come our children get further and further behind, and rank lower and lower in world standards?

Forty or fifty years ago, the United States was leading the world educationally. Now children coming out of our public school system rank with some Third World countries. (It is understood that there are exceptions.) Go to any university and see who is in the math and science departments.

We have a problem, and in my opinion, tenure is the main contributor to our education problems. If the teachers were as dedicated and good as they claim to be, tenure would not be an issue.

Edward Daigle

business manager