NJ teachers union offering its own reform plan

(AP) - New Jersey's largest teachers union says ithas its own way to make it quicker for schools to fire badteachers.The New Jersey Education Association

TRENTON - (AP) - New Jersey's largest teachers union says ithas its own way to make it quicker for schools to fire badteachers.

The New Jersey Education Association wants to move tenure casesto an arbitrator instead of courts.

That's one of the proposals offered Tuesday as part of theNJEA's broad plan for improving the state's public school system.

Gov. Chris Christie has spent much of his first year in officecriticizing schools for being inefficient and the teachers unionfor keeping them that way.

The governor wants to make it harder for teachers to get tenureand limit job protections for educators who have it.

New Jersey teachers earn tenure after three years and one day onthe job.

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