Education: Morning Roundup, Los Angeles Limits Last Hired, First Fired
Los Angeles adopts a new policy, ending the traditional practice of laying off teachers based solely on seniority.
From the Los Angeles Times: Settlement limits L.A. teachers' seniority protection
Court agreement would cap the number of seniority-based layoffs at most L.A. Unified schools, meaning some teachers with fewer years of service could keep their jobs while some with more experience lose theirs.
From the Los Angeles Times: L.A. Unified teachers will no longer be laid off strictly based on seniority
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved what would be a landmark settlement that radically departs from the traditional practice of laying off teachers strictly on the basis of seniority. The agreement would cap the number of those dismissals at virtually all schools in the nation's second largest district.
From The Wall Street Journal: Hating 'Superman'
Teachers unions are on the moral defensive.
From The New York Times: At Brooklyn High School Named for Murrow, the Television Studios Are Dark
The fate of the studio shows how difficult it is to maintain an expensive program in a public school, especially one that is dependent on constantly changing technology. The school ended its regular public access television program in 2005, unable to keep up with the transition to digital.