Teacher tenure is the set of due process rights that include a system of layoffs based on seniority and protections from arbitrary firing. California is one of a half-dozen states that award tenure after two years in the classroom.
Both bills would add optional third year; school districts prefer one version, CTA the other.
Legislators must decide this month before they take August off.
The amended bill proposing longer probationary period clears the Assembly by a big margin but key provisions are left out.
Assembly Bill 1220 would require teachers to spend three years in the classroom before getting tenure.
The CalSTRS board lowered its projected annual return from investments to 7 percent, requiring bigger contributions.
Teachers call on legislators for support in five key areas.
Added contributions will come on top of already rising expenses.
The issue: Can targeted dollars fund across-the-board teacher raises?
More than half of voters never heard of state's Local Control Funding Formula.
Study finds the gap reaches 17 percent and 11 percent in total compensation.
The districts are no longer restricted from matching pay and years of work experience.
The report finds most states lacking in policies to support higher wages in the early education workforce.
Even sympathetic senators cite misgivings with bill's current form.
Students Matter pulls its support, but Assemblywoman Bonilla gains other backers.
Preschool teachers paid about half of what kindergarten teachers make.