Save Great Teachers
Effective teachers make a tremendous difference in students' lives. In fact an effective teacher produces three times more learning than an ineffective teacher.
But in this current fiscal crisis at least 160,000 teachers around the country may face layoffs. And our kids may end up losing some of the country's best teachers because of antiquated "Last in, first out" (LIFO) policies. LIFO mandates that the last teacher hired must be the first teacher fired, regardless of effectiveness. LIFO doesn't make sense for kids. Let's fight to keep effective teachers in the classroom.