NCTQ Survey Finds That Big Urban School Districts Laid Off Far Fewer Teachers Than Expected This School Year, a Rate of 2.5 Percent

Survey of 74 Big, Urban School Districts Reveals That Districts Took Measures Other Than Laying Off Teachers to Reduce Budget Gaps, Including Laying Off Central Office Employees and Cutting Positions of Retiring Teachers


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A National Council on Teacher Quality survey of 74 large, urban school districts across the country finds that the districts laid off approximately 2.5 percent of their teaching forces for the 2011-2012 school year, amounting to 9,545 teachers.

Hardest hit were districts in California, as San Diego, Long Beach, and Sacramento each laid off about 20 percent of their teachers, the highest layoff proportions of all districts surveyed.

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