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Teachers Disagree With Bill That Determines When They Are Laid Off

Teachers Disagree With Bill That Determines When They Are Laid Off

In PA, the House Education Committee voted to advance legislation that would add "economic reasons" to the list of permitted situations when teachers and other professional school employees can be laid off, according to Meanwhile, many are saying that laying off educators is not the answer. 

"No one can argue the best teachers get good results," said Rep. Timothy Krieger, R-Westmoreland. Krieger created the bill and defended it by saying it's good for students.

Jan Murphy of noted, however, that layoffs make sense in response to reductions in student enrollment, a program being eliminated or schools being consolidated or reorganized.

"After nearly 20,000 Pennsylvania educators have lost their jobs because of nearly $1 billion in school funding cuts, it's time to figure out how to invest in the public schools and stop finding ways to cut more educators," said David Broderic, a spokesperson for the teachers' union. 

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Article by Navindra Persaud, EducationWorld Contributor


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