Seniority Still a Splinter Issue in AFT Districts Teacher Beat: Although neither of the teachers' unions is crazy about efforts nationally to undo the weight given to seniority in various personnel decisions, the question seems to be emerging as a particular issue in cities and states with American Federation of Teachers affiliates. Proposed Mich. school funding plans differ greatly AP via Boston.
By Matthew J. Brouillette, The Hill Could you imagine teachers in California or Illinois donating to a cause that was hurting students in Philadelphia? That would come as a shock, given most public school teachers’ passion for educa... Read Post
By Michael Van Beek, Mackinac Center for Public Policy For most school districts, value is placed highest on teacher seniority; In fact, nearly all teacher union contracts require that layoff, recall and placement decisions be made ... Read Post