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Minnesota lawmakers aim to revamp seniority rules on teacher layoffs

Ricardo Lopez, Star Tribune, Updated: February 21, 2015 Editorial remarks: We do not believe this statement is accurate: “Between 2008 and 2013, nearly 2,200 Minnesota teachers were laid off under the so-called “last in, first out” provision in state law, according to a recent analysis by the Minnesota Department of Education.” This number includes probationary teachers who, by statute, are […]

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LIFO isn’t the culprit in poor student achievement

Lee Carlson, MinnPost, January 26, 2015 The only way I stay in the system is to do my job. Tenure does not create a permanent barrier around a veteran teacher. I began teaching in 1988. Over the next decade my career changes were connected to RIF. RIF means Reduction in Force and it is what […]

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Chalk Talk: Minneapolis teachers speak out, express differing opinions on education policy

Alleen Brown, Twin Cities Daily Planet, October 8, 2012 – Unless they’re striking or running for something, individual teachers rarely take center stage in election-year education conversations. Last Thursday, the League of Women Voters passed the microphone to five Minneapolis educators who described their conflicting perspectives on education policy in the classroom. The League is a non-partisan political […]

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