New IDEA Research Brief: Sharing the Burden? The Impact of Proposed Teacher Layoffs across LAUSD
April 13, 2009
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has issued more than 8,500 “pink slips” informing employees that their contracts may not be renewed at the end of the current school year. If past practice holds, and in accordance with rules set up in the California Education Code and the district’s collective bargaining agreement, the district will use teacher seniority as the primary criteria for determining which teachers are dismissed. That is, the first teachers dismissed will be those with one or two years of experience.
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