City Details Worst-Case School Layoffs
The NYC DOE released its estimate of the impact of seniority-based layoffs and there's no surprise: it would disproportionately hit low-income, minority kids:
The New York City Department of Education made public on Sunday a list that estimates the number of teachers each school will lose to layoffs if the state does not allocate more money for schools and seniority rules are not changed.
The layoffs, totaling 4,675 teachers, 6 percent of the active teachers in the system, would spare virtually no academic subject or neighborhood, and they would affect 80 percent of the approximately 1,600 public schools in the city. Most would lose one to five teachers; nine would lose half of the teachers they have.
February 27, 2011