Teachers are the single most important asset to a school district, yet when furloughs occur, Pennsylvania law mandates that the teachers with the least seniority must be furloughed first. Using this method, called ‘Last in, First out’, or LIFO, causes districts to inevitably lose some their most effective teachers.
It’s time for Pennsylvania to mandate a new method-one that protects our excellent teachers and keeps them in the classroom, even when districts are constrained by tight budgets.
Check out our latest infographic to learn:
- Why teacher performance with seniority as a tiebreaker is the best method to ensure that our most effective teachers remain in the classroom and,
- Why our new teacher evaluation system is ready to inform staffing decisions in our schools.