Chariho School Parents’ Forum

December 27, 2006

Bumping in school – the price paid by students

Filed under: National,Unions — Editor @ 7:32 pm

The NY Times ran an editorial against teachers union seniority rules.  Since it is nearly impossible to fire an incompetent teacher, principals and superintendents pressure them to transfer to a different school.  Seniority rules built into union contracts ensure that the teacher cannot be denied, bumping those with less seniority, even if the new school doesn’t want them.  

Are seniority rules in the best interest of the students?

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1 Comment »

  1. […]  Toothfairy has been sharing some important information.  It occured to me that perhaps employees don’t know what school board members face when it comes to dealing with ineffective employees.  Here is a cute diagram of the process in NY.  I’d guess RI is similar.  This has been discussed before. […]

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