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I'm curious as to what solutions are available to administrators for firing teachers with poor performance (What works?). From listening to my friends who are teachers, often times years of service is the dominate factor in establishing the "ranking" of teachers within the school. Consequently, when times are tough and cuts must be made younger (and less expensive) eager teachers are cut first ( last-in-first-out system) when perhaps it would serve our students better (and our budgets) to make cuts based on some performance factors.
I'm not saying I know what those performance factors should be, and I am cognizant of the difficulty in establishing such factors, but there must be something that is better than just seniority. What works here?
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