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Uncle Irvin: Teachers union takes a needed hit

11/14/2017 01:01PM ● By Richard Gaw
Despite protests from teachers' unions in Pennsylvania, there are new state regulations that will be law, affecting criteria for teacher layoffs. The new provision strips seniority-only protection from teachers in districts that are facing layoffs.
The unions claim that the layoffs will be based on a flawed evaluation, which includes performance evaluations. Teachers' unions are in the business to protect the hacks, not exemplary teachers, and prefer to lay off based on seniority only, with no peer review or principal evaluation.
Public employee unions with archaic working rules and taxpayer-paid pensions are bankrupting public education, and are the principal reason property taxes are dissipating neighborhoods by forcing seniors to sell out.

(This is part of an occasional column written by Uncle Irvin. As always, the column is the opinion of Uncle Irvin, and is not a news story.)