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Mar 2, 1:00 AM

Taking aim at tenure in teacher layoffs

The State Senate passed a bill yesterday that would end the seniority-based teacher-layoff law for New York City schools - triggering calls for it to eventually apply to other districts around the state. Sponsored by Sen. John Flanagan, the bill would end the strict "last in, first out" method for determining layoffs and add merit as a criterion. However, its future in the Democrat-controlled Assembly is uncertain.

Tags: teachers, teachers unions

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