In Mississippi, after 5 years, public school teachers receive what's commonly called "tenure," a special employment protection that teachers unions defend. As the below federal statistics indicate, teachers with just a couple years of experience are practically impossible to fire.
Experienced teacher firing rate
Probationary teacher firing rate
private school teacher firing rate (national)
|Name||City||Total Revenue||Tax Period|
|Mississippi association of educators||Jackson||$2,225,990||2008|
|American federation of teachers||Gulfport||$332,877||2008|