Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Price of Teacher Layoffs

The NYT reports that "As Sweeping Layoffs Loom, Schools Gird for Turmoil."  Although the report focuses on states that have a much stronger seniority system than South Dakota, the conclusion will likely apply in South Dakota as well:  “layoffs can be extremely disruptive and hurt student achievement,” said Michael Casserly, the council’s executive director. “And conditions are ripe for disruptions to be dramatic this year.”

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