Monthly Archives: February 2011

Remainders: Senate could vote on LIFO bill tomorrow

Mayor Bloomberg is going to Albany tomorrow to lobby for “last in, first out”‘s repeal. (Daily Politics) UFT President Michael Mulgrew will also be there for the union’s lobby day. (no link) Sen. Flanagan says most teachers wouldn’t defend the teachers he wants to lay off. (State of Politics) AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes says the … Continue reading

Group of young teachers petitions to preserve seniority rights

The debate over the state’s seniority-based layoff system is sometimes portrayed as dividing young teachers at risk of losing their jobs under the current system and older teachers bent on protecting theirs. But a group of young teachers is arguing that the current system benefits them too, and they’ve started a petition urging the city … Continue reading

After protests, city reverses decision to close Brooklyn school

In an unusual concession to community protests, the city has decided to keep open a Canarsie, Brooklyn, elementary school slated for closure. The debate over whether to close P.S. 114 has been one of the most heated this year. Its supporters have argued that the city doomed the school by allowing its former principal to mismanage … Continue reading