AM News: Seniority-Based Layoffs Examined

image from webmedia.newseum.orgPressure Mounts To Ax Teacher Seniority Rules NPR: The Chicago Public Schools system tried to get rid of hundreds of teachers last year without regard to seniority -- but a judge put a stop to it. Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, says seniority is the law -- and ending it will just aggravate the already huge problem of teacher turnover... Firsthand experience on improving Tribune (Karen Lewis):  These words from Emanuel should give Chicagoans hope for a better day. "What Wisconsin's doing is Wisconsin and it's not what we want to do in Chicago because there's no respect, no sense of cooperation, no sense that we all have a vested interest in working something out."... Daley's Legacy of Libraries, Culture and Literacy CNC (James Warren): So far, he has built or renovated 55 libraries... Teacher brings global experiences back to her classroom: An East Chicago native who grew up with some of her students' family members, Carter looks for ways she can connect with her students.

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  • a parent thanks OSS for help with an autistic son in the tribune --

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/chi-110307frank_briefs,0,1927368.story

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