In Teaching, Pink Slips Are A Way Of Life : NPR.

Heard this article on my drive in today.  Someone, sometime is going to have to explain to me why the last hire, first fire rule makes any sense as the ONLY way that firing for budget reasons occurs in schools.  If there is a fiscal crisis, doesn’t it make sense to look at ALL of your resources and consider ALL avenues for helping make the budget work?  This rule ties the school’s hands and doesn’t let them consider multiple paths toward a good and successful school for the students.  -Ed

P.S. One thing that I’m learning in education is that rules that help the adults are often detrimental to the students.