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Teacher Layoffs

These School Districts Will Be Laying Off Thousands Of Employees

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

The following comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. Teachers looking for new jobs for the next school year will fin...

Putting Students First? In Chicago, Not a Chance

Gregory Michie | Posted 09.24.2013 | Chicago
Gregory Michie

What's happening in Chicago schools -- and in many other places across the country -- is not about putting students first. It's agendas first. Ideology first. Test scores first. Efficiency first.

Teachers Union Protests CPS' Massive Layoffs, Budget Cuts

Posted 07.24.2013 | Chicago

Throughout Wednesday, the Chicago Teachers Union is protesting the Chicago Public School district's decision to lay off thousands of employees and ena...

CPS To Axe 2,100 Employees, At Least 1,000 Of Them Teachers

Posted 07.19.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Public School district is slashing more than 2,100 employees, nearly 1,000 of them teachers, in the largest layoff of district employees i...

CPS Lays Off 850 Teachers And Staffers

Posted 06.14.2013 | Chicago

The worst fears of Chicago Public School teachers and staffers were confirmed Friday when district officials announced it was laying off some 850 empl...

Joy Resmovits

The Death Of A School District?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

The deathwatch over a tiny school district in Michigan continues as its schools remain closed. Despite teachers' offers to work for free for at lea...

Children Need to Fly Too: End Sequestration

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Anyone despairing that Congress can't get anything done should note last week's swift vote to get furloughed air traffic controllers back to work. Congress can move very quickly and efficiently when it wants to and when their own comfort and that of constituents well-off enough to fly was affected. Reduced unemployment benefits, children dropped suddenly from Head Start programs, poor mothers and babies losing food supplements, teacher layoffs, and cancelled meal deliveries for seniors didn't move them -- but airport delays as members headed out of town for their April recess were apparently unacceptable.

Joy Resmovits

The Good News About Teacher Layoffs

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.14.2013 | Los Angeles

After years of threatening to lay off tens of thousands of teachers due to budget shortfalls, California has some relatively good news: less than one-...

Katy Hall

How Many Teachers Could Your State Lose To Sequestration?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Sequestration could cost thousands of teachers their jobs, according to a grim report the White House released Sunday. That's just one possible impact...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan On Sequestration: 'There Is No Fix'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While sequestration is not a sure thing yet, school districts are already asking for help dealing with the massive, imminent cuts, U.S. ...

It's Broken (Not Broke); Fix It

Larry Strauss | Posted 01.16.2013 | Education
Larry Strauss

The people who run failing schools act as if they have a data problem -- not an education problem -- and it is the data problem they set out to repair. The system has disregarded -- or forgotten -- its purpose.

Joy Resmovits

Fiscal Cliff Ignites Education Activism

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

Juandiego Wade is worried. As vice chair of the Charlottesville City School Board in Virginia, he's responsible for the well-being of its 4,000 stu...

Joy Resmovits

Michelle Rhee's Group Wades Into Michigan Union Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.25.2012 | Education

Michelle Rhee is jumping into another union battle -- this time in Michigan. As Washington, D.C. schools chief, Rhee sparred with American Federati...

Who Is Sabotaging Our Schools?

Larry Strauss | Posted 11.21.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

I remember when I thought that students were the great impediment to learning. But I don't believe that anymore. I've seen too many students overcome all those things.

Joy Resmovits

Bigger Classes Preferred Over Randomly Chosen Teachers, Survey Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.02.2012 | Education

As school districts suffer from increasing costs and not enough cash, only 11 percent of Americans are willing to pay more in taxes to fund communitie...

Joy Resmovits

Duncan: Looming Cuts 'Playing Chicken With The Lives Of The American People'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

Schools, HIV testing, childcare and unemployment programs are all "under threat" as across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, are scheduled to st...

Laura Bassett

Despite Economic Recovery, Public Sector Job Cuts Leave Women Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

In response to the Obama campaign's aggressive focus on issues that affect women, such as health care, abortion, birth control and equal pay, Mitt Rom...

Joy Resmovits

NEA's Dennis Van Roekel: We Can't Accept Unqualified Teachers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

After a few years of tremendous membership loss, the nation's largest teachers' union is reinventing itself. "Instead of waiting for someone to tel...

Requiem for a Success Story

Brock Cohen | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Brock Cohen

I'm sorry for Alaina and for all the extraordinary teachers throughout California who have been unceremoniously dispatched -- and to the multitudes of students whose education will suffer for it.

The Business as Usual Betrayal of Teachers and Students

Larry Strauss | Posted 06.23.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

We are not amused by a school district that has squandered billions of dollars over the years. We are not amused by the education testing industry that keeps sucking dollars out of our schools and leaving us with less and less.

Teacher Of The Year Gets Pink Slip

Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

Michelle Apperson, recently awarded the title of "Teacher of the Year" for the Sacramento City Unified School District, has lost her job. Apperson ...

Joy Resmovits

America's Poorest City Axes Teachers, Pre-Kindergarten

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

Eighth-grader Selena Karner lined up in her Reading, Pa., middle school auditorium last week to receive an award for language arts. But during what wo...

California's 4th Year Of Teacher Layoffs Spur Concerns

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 05.05.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Unified teacher Mike Newman sighed when he saw the now familiar certified letter in his mailbox last month – a pink s...

64 Schools To Close Amid Impending Dissolution Of Philadelphia District

| Dale Mezzacappa | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. District staff and consultants are recommending a sweeping overhaul of ...

Matt Sledge

Women's Jobs Axed By State Austerity Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

One Sunday last May, Cherine Akbari moved into her new townhouse in sunny Oakland Park, Fla. The next day, the 27-year-old went to work doing what she...