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A Think Twice Review of:

Teacher Layoffs: Rethinking "Last-Hired, First-Fired" Policies

Think Twice - May 12, 2010

Publisher/Think Tank - National Council on Teacher Quality

Author(s) -

This report urges making teacher layoff decisions on the basis of teacher quality and performance as opposed to the seniority system used by most school districts.

Reviewer(s) - Richard Ingersoll and Lisa Merrill, University of Pennsylvania

The reviewers credit the report for being straightforward and reasonable, but point out that the reforms it proposes are neither new nor unique and are very challenging to implement.