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OUR OPINION: TEACHERS

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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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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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