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NC plan would join states ending teacher tenure

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RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina legislators want to scrap a law that prevents ineffective teachers from being removed from the classroom. But teachers have been fighting the move, saying they need protection from malicious schoolhouse politics.

A proposed state budget expected to gain Senate approval Saturday would give raises averaging 11 percent to veteran teachers who give up tenure. Most of the $468 million needed to cover raises if all 57,000 tenured teachers took the deal would come from public school spending cuts.

Senate leaders are dangling a big raise to teachers who give up tenure after a law phasing it out was blocked by a judge.

Kathy Christie of the Education Commission of the States says it's an offer other states haven't tried.

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