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October 21, 2009


Layoffs… should it be about seniority?

by Chris Lindholm

If we buy into the language Jim Collins gives us in Good to Great and the Social Sectors, and we buy into doing what is right, what best serves students, and what is based upon research, then how should layoffs be done in public education?  Scott McLeod offers some insight, a few opinions, and some links in his recent post on Dangerously Irrelevant.  What do you think?

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  1. Susan Marsh
    Oct 29 2009

    I understand completely wanting to go with getting rid of the “dead weight” first. But truly, if admin is doing its’ part – do we still have dead weight? Also, how to we ascertain that the district is getting rid of more expensive teachers.
    Spinning the pot the other direction. (Some have called me ornery – it’s ok, I’m older and have more insurance)


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