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  • Teacher layoffs ahead: Should seniority prevail? Six considerations.

    Teacher layoffs ahead: Should seniority prevail? Six considerations.

    Thousands of teachers are being notified this spring that their jobs are in jeopardy – and many of those layoffs may actually occur, given the severe budget crises affecting state and local governments. The result is renewed scrutiny of the seniority rules that govern layoffs in many states. Just in the past month, Florida has done away with such rules, and Georgia is on its way.

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  • Teacher layoffs ahead: Should seniority prevail? Six considerations.

    Teacher layoffs ahead: Should seniority prevail? Six considerations.

    Thousands of teachers are being notified this spring that their jobs are in jeopardy – and many of those layoffs may actually occur, given the severe budget crises affecting state and local governments. The result is renewed scrutiny of the seniority rules that govern layoffs in many states. Just in the past month, Florida has done away with such rules, and Georgia is on its way.

  • Drive for education reform has teachers unions on the defensive

    Drive for education reform has teachers unions on the defensive

    Even supporters of teachers unions have been critical of them in recent months, forcing unions to collaborate with school districts on education reform as never before.