Minnesota is one step closer to keeping its greatest teachers in the game. The House of Representatives and State Senate have passed H. F. 1870, which would use Minnesota’s new statewide teacher evaluation system to protect high-performing teachers from layoffs.
Today, decisions about who to hire, promote or even lay off when faced with budget deficits are based solely on seniority, with little attention paid to teacher performance.
This bill is an important first step to using our new teacher evaluation system to reform our staffing structure for Minnesota educators.
The new evaluations provide school leaders and districts with trusted information on who their top teachers are, but we need to connect it with meaningful reforms to Minnesota’s teacher tenure law to make a true difference for our kids.
The bill is now headed to Governor Dayton's desk and we’re about to make Minnesota history and reward and retain our highest-performing teachers during critical layoff decisions.
This is the final round in the fight to keep our great teachers - please tell Governor Dayton to sign H.F. 1870 into law!