Friday, January 21, 2011

Mayor Targeting Last In/First Out Rule

Here's a WSJ article on Mayor Bloomberg's push to end last-hired/first-fired policies:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is pessimistic that Albany will come through with enough money to allow the city to avoid layoffs, wants Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to give his administration more power to decide which workers should keep or lose their jobs.

At the top of the mayor's Albany agenda is a renewed push to change a law that protects from layoffs city teachers with the most seniority. The law dictates that the newest teachers, even those highly regarded by principals, would be the first to lose their jobs.

…Known as the last-in/first-out rule, the school statute has long remained on the books despite criticism from city officials and education advocates, who say it prevents principals in times of budget strain from keeping the best teachers.


Mayor Targeting Last In/First Out Rule


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