Last In First Out


Assembly and Senate Offer Own Budget Resolutions

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

With New York's budget deadline less than three weeks away, the state Senate and Assembly each approved their own budget resolutions Tuesday, setting the stage for the next round of negotiations.



Bloomberg, Cuomo Mull 'Short-Term' Strategy for Teachers

Friday, March 04, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he and Governor Andrew Cuomo should be able to "work something out" to change the state's law regarding teacher layoffs, but what would that solution look like?

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Cuomo: I Want to Help Bloomberg With Last In, First Out

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state's last in, first out law is "not the best way to do layoffs" when it comes to the city's education system and he wants to help Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a fierce opponent of the law. But the governor isn't in any rush.

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State Senate Passes Bill to End Last in, First Out for Teachers

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

In a win for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Republican-led state senate narrowly approved a bill that would end seniority protections for teachers in New York City. But its fate in the Assembly is far less certain.

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Bill to End Last In, First Out Narrowly Clears Senate

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The state Senate narrowly approved a bill that would end the law requiring new teachers to be the first to go during layoffs, but its fate in the state Assembly is less certain.

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Roundtable: Teachers' Take on the City's Education Debate

Thursday, February 17, 2011

WNYC recently hosted a roundtable of six teachers at our studio to talk about the last in, first out rule that requires principals to layoff new teachers first. The teachers who took part in our discussion have between two and 18 years experience and range in age from 25 to 43. They teach elementary, middle and high school levels in four of the city’s five boroughs.

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Two New Groups Step into Debate Over Teachers

Monday, February 14, 2011

How much should seniority matter if the city has to layoff thousands of teachers this fall? Two new groups are trying to influence the debate.

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