Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Tweenteacher Article is lead item in the Accomplished Teacher SmartBrief

By on April 2, 2010

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?

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