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Seniority in Teacher Layoffs

Team R & R over at the Center for American Progress has an article that explores some of the themes Teacher Beat wrote about in this post with respect to the cost-effectiveness and impact on student achievement of laying off teachers by seniority level rather than effectiveness.

Eduwonk (and possible Duncan appointee?) Andy Rotherham picks up the thread here.

We suspect there will be more chatter about this if the financial situation doesn't improve and districts are forced to cull more teaching positions. Stay tuned.

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