Ethan Roberts on Seniority-Based School Staffing



School district officials in Philadelphia are taking aim at rules requiring teacher layoffs and placements to be done based on seniority–the same kind of provision that was recently deemed unconstitutional in California. Unsurprisingly, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers says they can't do that. Reason Foundation policy intern Ethan Roberts examines the controversy and argues that Philadelphia students, teachers, and parents deserve better than seniority-based staffing delivers.