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 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
By Karen Augé, The Denver Post An outside mediator has ruled in favor of the Douglas County teachers’ union in a fight with the district over about $80,000. The Douglas County school board said it disagrees with the decision and wil... Read Post
During my two decades as an American Federation of Teachers member, I often worried that we were too moderate. Truth be told, I bet most teachers union members and leaders have shared such concerns. Each time I took a dispassionate ... Read Post