Assemblymemeber Shirley Weber has authored legislation (AB 1220) that would extend the time it takes for California teachers to earn tenure from two to three years. The legislation also provides optional fourth and fifth years, with additional mentoring and other professional development resources.

I support this commonsense legislation.

Some say it isn’t needed, but it’s a small and necessary reform that will yield big results. The bill will be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee tomorrow. I wrote a letter to members of the committee urging their support.

You can find the letter here.

If you need more information on why I support this bill, or have comments, feel free to email me at


Micah Grant