Education Updates

Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Room 124 CAP

March 29, 10:00 AM - 10:23 AM
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Senator Flanagan On Good Day New York

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) appears on Good Day New York on Fox 5 to discuss his legislation that would keep the best teachers in the New York City classrooms. The "Last In, First Out" legislation was passed by the New York State Senate on Tuesday - March 2, 2011

March 7, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Room 124 CAP

March 8, 10:00 AM - 10:04 AM
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Room 124 CAP

March 1, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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New York Post Editorial - Thursday, February 24, 2010

The people of New York have spoken. The state Senate is taking action.

Now the rest is up to Gov. Cuomo. That is, if New York's ar chaic, seniority-driven teacher-lay off law -- "Last in, first out" -- is to be modernized, it's up to the governor.

And he has only until next Thursday to set things in motion.

It's the right thing to do.

And the people demand it.

The Quinnipiac Poll has a new survey out today, and the numbers are astounding:

* New Yorkers prefer that merit, not seniority, govern teacher layoffs by 85 percent to 12 percent.

* Even members of union households support merit-based layoffs by 75 percent to 20 percent.

* And parents of public-school children oppose LIFO by a mind-boggling 90 percent to 7 percent.

February 24, 2011
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New York Post - Senate bill for 'fire' power vs. teachers

ALBANY -- Mayor Bloomberg's drive to end "last in/first out" protections for underachieving city teachers got a big boost in the state Senate last night with the introduction of a measure to end the union-backed practice, The Post has learned.

February 24, 2011
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