Two Groups Press For Elimination of Teacher seniority Rules In Philadelphia Schools

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A group of education reform advocates is pushing the Philadelphia School Reform Commission to use its power to eliminate seniority as a basis for assigning teachers.

Seniority has been a major issue in the ongoing negotiations between the school district and its teachers’ union. Now, two groups – the Philadelphia School Partnership and PennCAN – want the School Reform Commission to use its authority to eliminate union seniority rights when assigning staff.

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