GOP Teacher Layoff Law An Invitation To Lawsuits Says Union

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Jan Alswager of Education Minnesota

Click to watch video of teacher layoff law Senate hearing

Click to watch video of teacher layoff law Senate hearing

Teachers with seniority shouldn’t be worried about a law allows school boards to lay them off instead of less senior teachers says Senator Gen Olson (R-Minnetonka). She says if they are good and haven’t retired on the job, they will remain employed because they are valuable.

Jan Alswager of Education Minnesota, a teachers’ union, says the law isn’t necessary since a law passed last year allows schools to fire teachers if they aren’t improving. Alswager says the proposed law will create a “lot of chaos, a lot of grievances, (and) possible lawsuits.

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