Rules or not, teachers make rational decisions (UPDATE)

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We have removed our review of CRPE's study on seniority staffing and its relation to teacher turnover. After learning the identification of the district in the study, we realized that the authors did not apply the same definition to "mutual consent" that we have used to denote a policy which never places a teacher in a building without both the principal's and teacher's consent. In the district in question, mutual consent hiring exists for only a portion of the transfer season and 40 percent of teachers are still "forced placed" into assignments. With this knowledge, it would be inaccurate to conclude that a shift to mutual consent hiring failed to equalize disparate experience levels among schools.