Walking the Tightrope Databurst

Teacher Effectiveness and Personnel Policies

November 2018

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Walking the Tightrope Databurst

Deciding under what circumstances teachers are laid off during a reduction in force or dismissed will always be a tightrope. Teachers deserve a fair process and one that respects their contributions to a school district, just as every student deserves competent teachers. This NCTQ Databurst looks at how states approach these two tough issues, examining if states are achieving an appropriate balance of interests between teachers and students.

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