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2009 Senate Bill 638: Revise teacher tenure provisions (Senate Roll Call 670)
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Failed 19 to 13 in the Senate on December 3, 2009, to allow a teacher to be fired or demoted for consistent ineffectiveness. Under current law it is very difficult or impossible to fire a teacher.
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The vote was 19 in favor, 13 against, and 6 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 670)

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Vote
In Favor In Favor
Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Republican
861486%
9919%
4964%
22 total votes
Democrat
1000%
683268%
316931%
16 total votes

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Revise teacher tenure provisions

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Allen (R)Birkholz (R)Bishop (R)Brown (R)Cassis (R)
Cropsey (R)Garcia (R)George (R)Gilbert (R)Hardiman (R)
Jansen (R)Jelinek (R)Kuipers (R)McManus (R)Pappageorge (R)
Richardville (R)Sanborn (R)Stamas (R)Van Woerkom (R) 


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Brater (D)Cherry (D)Clark-Coleman (D)Clarke (D)
Gleason (D)Jacobs (D)Olshove (D)Prusi (D)Switalski (D)
Whitmer (D)    

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Kahn (R)Nofs (R)


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Barcia (D)Basham (D)Hunter (D)Patterson (R)Scott (D)
Thomas (D)    



SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

Y    Allen (R)  n  Anderson (D)  -  Barcia (D)  -  Basham (D)Y    Birkholz (R)
Y    Bishop (R)  n  Brater (D)Y    Brown (R)Y    Cassis (R)  n  Cherry (D)
  n  Clark-Coleman (D)  n  Clarke (D)Y    Cropsey (R)Y    Garcia (R)Y    George (R)
Y    Gilbert (R)  n  Gleason (D)Y    Hardiman (R)  -  Hunter (D)  n  Jacobs (D)
Y    Jansen (R)Y    Jelinek (R)  n  Kahn (R)Y    Kuipers (R)Y    McManus (R)
  n  Nofs (R)  n  Olshove (D)Y    Pappageorge (R)  -  Patterson (R)  n  Prusi (D)
Y    Richardville (R)Y    Sanborn (R)  -  Scott (D)Y    Stamas (R)  n  Switalski (D)
  -  Thomas (D)Y    Van Woerkom (R)  n  Whitmer (D)  

Senate Roll Call 670 on 2009 Senate Bill 638

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Comments

Re: 2009 Senate Bill 638 (Authorize “neighborhood schools” )  by Sundodgg on September 12, 2011 

 I am shocked and amazed that our legislators approve of allowing sub-standard teachers to exist in our schools, much less promote them.  Then you wonder why charter schools are so in demand!  The quality of education in our public schools is awful.  We are graduating un-educated bodies who are for the most part unable to read, write, or count, and have little to no concept of our history or our laws.  What does it take to wake up our legislators?



Re: 2009 Senate Bill 638 (Authorize “neighborhood schools” )  by smallyfish on May 9, 2011 

I think that is an interesting point, it made me think a bit. Thanks for
sparking my thinking cap. Sometimes I get so much in a rut that I just
feel like a record. hates off . Hardwood Pellets



Re: 2009 Senate Bill 638 (Authorize “neighborhood schools” )  by promediate on December 8, 2009 

Hey Bluewater teacher... These School administrators [you] identify as not
having the ability to do their job are for the most part teachers who
graduated to
administration, but you already know that. It is also interesting that
you identify yourself as a teacher and yet you talk like you are a
part of a mindset that coddles teachers who [you] identify as
being "ineffectual", instead of working to get rid of these
administrators who [you] deem to be neglecting their responsibilities.



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