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December 28, 2012

Citing Race Discrimination, Chicago Teachers Union Sues Over Layoffs

The Chicago Public Schools' turnaround efforts disproportionately affected African-American teachers, the Chicago Teachers Union alleges in a class action filed this week.

June 15, 2012

Mass. Union, Advocacy Group Strike Seniority Deal

The Massachusetts Teachers Association and Stand For Children have compromised on a bill to reduce the weight of seniority in the Bay State.

March 26, 2012

California Urged To Address Teacher-Layoff Policies

An analysis from California's Legislative Analyst's Office urges the state to consider revamping its teacher-layoff policies, including reducing the emphasis on seniority.

January 10, 2011

Who Got Layoff Notices Under Washington State's Criteria

A paper examines which teachers in Washington State were most likely to receive a pink slip under current layoff criteria.

December 18, 2009

L.A. Schools Chief: Weed Out Weak Teachers

A Los Angeles Times story prompts Ramon C. Cortines to urge principals to get rid of bad teachers before their jobs become permanent through tenure.

October 23, 2009

Tales of Woe Surface From D.C. Teacher Firings

Laid-off District of Columbia teachers say dysfunction remains rampant under Rhee's leadership.

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