24 Apr Why Should New Teachers Be the Ones to Get Pink Slips?
Last In, First Out has been in place for quite a long time. On the surface, the policy is fair. If implemented consistently, it is a cut and dry policy in which the most recently hired teacher is the first one to lose his/her job in times of downsizing. It does not consider who is affected.
However, is the best way to determine which teacher is cut from a district to base it on who was last hired?
The ease of application of Last In, First Out has allowed a difficult conversation to be avoided—the discussion of how to evaluate teachers. Rather than simply looking at the hire date, why not have a conversation about the quality of teachers, not the longevity of teachers’ time in a classroom?
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