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Seniority

Advice to the New Mayor: Ignore The New York Times

Alan Singer | Posted 02.19.2014 | New York
Alan Singer

In a recent editorial, The New York Times offered Bill de Blasio their advice on educational policy. My advice to the new mayor who takes office on January 1, 2014 and the new School Chancellor is to ignore The New York Times as much as possible.

Joy Resmovits

Charters, Choice, Teacher Quality: What The American Public Wants In Its Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education

During a year of turmoil, layoffs and wrangling over the hiring and firing of teachers, American appreciation for teachers reached an all-time high --...

Joy Resmovits

States Take Different Approaches To Education Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.02.2011 | Education

Nevada could soon join Tennessee in becoming the latest in a long line of states to pass laws that drastically alter the teaching profession. In N...

New York State Teachers Fight Back

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Teachers' unions now face decertification and an end to collective bargaining in Wisconsin and Michigan. In Wisconsin, the governor and legislature pa...

Mayor Bloomberg Booed and Excoriated for his Proposed Teacher Layoffs and Attacks on Seniority Protections

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

Mayor Bloomberg was roundly booed at the annual Queens St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday for threatening to lay off of over 4,000 teachers and his attack on their seniority rights.

The Need to Eliminate Seniority-Based Layoff Policies

Whitney Tilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Whitney Tilson

The idea that there are indisputably horrible teachers, doing harm to children, in our schools right now, protected by their union, is unconscionable.

Should Teachers Be Laid Off By Seniority?

Richard Whitmire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Richard Whitmire

Are the freshest-hired teachers on this list at their neighborhood schools really the ones you want to see disappear?

The Affluent, Failing, Public School: Does It Really Exist?

Martha Infante | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Martha Infante

If bad teachers are everywhere, then failing schools must be everywhere too. Thus I began my search for affluent, failing schools with the information available on the world wide web.

Join in Demanding Accountability in the Senate: "Vote for Cloture or Lose Seniority"

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Democrats in the Senate are considering holding colleagues accountable for halting Republican filibusters by stripping seniority and chairmanships from those who do not vote for cloture. Let us demand it.