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
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.