Last In First Out


Profile of a Teacher Who May Be Among the Thousands Laid Off

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

For the first time in more than 30 years, thousands of teachers could be laid off this month unless the City Council and the mayor work out an alternative to the city's budget crunch before the deadline at the end of June. With time running out, educators are nervous — especially new teachers like Juhyung Harold Lee, one of the 4,100 teachers at risk of losing their jobs this month. 

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Ed Secretary Arne Duncan Backs Ending LIFO

Thursday, March 17, 2011

At an international conference on teaching, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said seniority alone shouldn't determine which teachers are let go during budget cuts. But he wouldn't say whether seniority should be among several factors when it comes to layoffs.

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Ed Dept Says Anti-LIFO Petition Sent by Employee 'Wasn't Appropriate'

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Department of Education said it "wasn't appropriate" for a central office staffer to send a political email to parents encouraging them to sign a petition against the last in, first out (LIFO) law protecting senior teachers in the event of layoffs.



Principals Plead With City: Don't Take Our Funds

Thursday, March 03, 2011

City principals are gnashing their teeth over the Department of Education's new rule that requires them to give back half of any unspent funds by the end of the year.



Bloomberg Calls on Cuomo to Do More to End Last In, First Out

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he supports Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to expedite a new teacher evaluation system but it won't factor into layoffs since it wouldn't take effect before September. "It simply kicks the can down the road," Bloomberg said.

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