Schools in Alabama would be prevented from considering teachers' seniority in making decisions about teacher layoffs under legislation being considered by state lawmakers. Sen. Bryan Taylor, R-Prattville, who sponsored the bill, said his goal is to ensure that top teachers are retained if schools are forced to undergo a reduction in workforce. State officials, however, say they are unprepared to make such a change amid the development of a new teacher-evaluation system and other measures.

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