It will be harder for public-school teachers in New Jersey to get tenure and easier to fire bad ones under legislation signed on Monday by Gov. Chris Christie that overhauls the state’s century-old tenure law.
The new law suggests how much the landscape has changed on revising education, and on tenure, long among the most contentious issues for teachers’ unions and legislators.
A bipartisan coalition in the Democratic-controlled Legislature proposed the bill, which was passed unanimously in June. In signing the measure, Mr. Christie, a Republican, credited the leadership of the state’s teachers’ unions, which had spent heavily on television advertisements against him after he took office and forced changes to their pensions and benefits.
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