Should seniority be a factor in teacher layoffs?

04/11/2011 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The

Lawmakers in Georgia today are expected to debate legislation that would require school districts to base teacher layoffs on performance -- rather than seniority. Supporters say the bill will push teachers to improve. Critics point out that teacher performance has been used in layoff decisions for years and that the issue is drawing attention away from the greater problem of school funding.

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