NYC mayor plans changes to tenure, seeks revamp of seniority laws

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday he plans to change the city's policies for granting teacher tenure and request the repeal of "last-in, first-out" seniority laws. Bloomberg's plan will deny tenure to teachers -- offered after three years with the school system -- who receive "ineffective" or "developing" ratings under a new value-added evaluation system. Bloomberg will also seek to remove state seniority protections ahead of more layoffs that could be caused by a projected $700 million budget shortfall next year. Union officials are opposed to changes in seniority policy.

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