Ohio: Save Great Teachers from Seniority-Based Lay-offs
  • Petitioned State Sen. Joseph Uecker

This petition was delivered to:

State Sen. Joseph Uecker
State Sen. Jim Hughes
State Sen. Peggy Lehner
State Sen. Chris Widener
State Sen. Gayle Manning
State Sen. Frank LaRose

Ohio: Save Great Teachers from Seniority-Based Lay-offs

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As many as 160,000 teachers across the country will lose their jobs this year due to massive budget cuts that states, including Ohio, are facing.  

What’s even more devastating is that our children will lose thousands of great teachers because of antiquated “last in, first out” LIFO policies, which force out some of our best teachers, regardless of how good they are.

Ohio currently requires the use of these types of policies, which essentially base layoff decisions on seniority rather than performance quality.

Research shows that when districts conduct seniority-based layoffs, we end up firing some of our most effective teachers. Our kids deserve better.

Put simply, teachers who change their students lives in the classroom should never be rewarded with pink slips.

Take action today to urge Ohio to end the short-sighted LIFO policies that continue to force our schools to lay off some of our kids' great teachers.

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