Minn. Senate allows schools to fire teachers based on performance


The Minnesota Senate passed a bill Monday that would let schools lay off teachers based on their performance in the classroom rather than by seniority alone, the Huffington Post reports. The bill passed by a 36-26 vote would let schools make layoffs based on evaluations that consider how well a teacher's students perform. The state currently requires school districts to consider only teacher seniority in deciding layoffs, unless individual districts
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