OUR OPINION: TEACHERS
It’s time to stop using seniority as the only criteria when considering teacher layoffs.
A bill removing the teacher tenure system is expected to arrive at the desk of Gov. Mark Dayton soon and we urge him to sign it. The longtime policy of “last hired, first fired” might make sense in some cases but might very well result in bad choices in others. The new legislation calls for a system based on seniority, licensure and performance.
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