So my recent article for Teacher Magazine, “Does Last Hired, First Fired Make Sense” is the lead item in today’s Accomplished Teacher Smartbrief. You can read the article here.
In it, I explore the history of the classic seniority list, and why we need to keep our experienced veteran teachers, promoting the need for a generational balance in our schools. I also explore why we must reform a system that might end up causing our profession to lose an entire generation of young teachers of great potential to this current pink slip plague. I then muse about what possibilities exist for reform of this deeply embedded but broken process.
Frankly, how can we keep what works and change what doesn’t?