Despite Mike Leavitt's recent political posturing, and your own simplistic editorial concerning poor teachers, the truth is it is legally possible to fire a bad teacher. Every school district in the state has an orderly termination policy. These policies give the teacher in question the right to be notified by the district when there is a problem and the opportunity to correct the problem in a reasonable length of time.

If the teacher does not resolve his or her problem, the district can then terminate the teacher. These policies simply safeguard a teacher's constitutionally guaranteed right to due process, nothing more and nothing less. Surely the Deseret News and Mike Leavitt support the 14th Amendment?Richard K. Rasband