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Teacher Seniority

The Billionaires' Big Plans for California Schools

John Thompson | Posted 05.26.2013 | Los Angeles
John Thompson

The heart of Vergara vs. California is the assertion that "California's schools hire and retain grossly ineffective teachers at alarming rates."

Joy Resmovits

What Do Teachers Think About Education Reform?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education

Revamping the makeup of the teaching profession through tweaks such as altering tenure and teacher evaluations has become a policy debate du jour, one...

Minn. Senate Passes Bill To Let Schools Fire Teachers Based On Performance

AP | By ALEXANDRA TEMPUS | Posted 02.27.2012 | Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Senate passed a bill Monday that would let schools lay off teachers based on their performance in the classroom rathe...

Judge Upholds Idaho Students Come First Laws

Posted 12.03.2011 | Education

In a ruling last week, Idaho Judge Timothy Hansen ruled in favor of a series of laws that localized administrative power, phased out teacher tenure an...

Simone Landon

Detroit's Mass Teacher Layoffs May Prove Bellwether For Education Reform Nationwide

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 06.19.2011 | Education

When districtwide layoff notices hit every one of Detroit Public Schools’ 5,466 unionized employees late last week, an American Federation of Teache...

A New Approach to Holding Charter Schools Accountable

Seth Andrew | Posted 06.04.2011 | New York
Seth Andrew

On paper, Harlem Day Charter School should be a resounding success. It spends more per pupil than most suburban schools. Class size is small. Yet student achievement is unacceptably low.

A Poison Pill From Albany Just for Experienced Teachers

Peter Zucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Peter Zucker

The entire bill annoys me but there are several provisions that are particularly annoying, in fact, not just illogical, but mean spirited. So let's all pull up a chair and let's examine it.

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?

LA Judge Rules Teacher Layoffs Should Not Be Based On Seniority

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

LOS ANGELES — A judge on Friday approved a sweeping overhaul of how teachers are laid off in what education reformers hail as a landmark decisio...

With Layoffs Looming, Should Teachers Be Let Go Based On Seniority?

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

SEATTLE — A study of Washington state teachers has found that deciding layoffs based solely on which teachers have the least seniority has a sig...