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Last Hired, First Fired

Monday, May 3, 2010 at 9:00 am
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To balance its budget and re-align itself with a smaller student population, the Cleveland schools have put 800 jobs on the chopping block. They're far from unique. New York City's schools chancellor, for instance, wants to cut more than 8,000 jobs. In both New York and Ohio, choosing who goes boils down to one rule – last hired, first fired.
Monday morning at 9, join host Dan Moulthrop for a look at how districts beyond Ohio are meeting these challenges, in some cases, by changing union rules and long held beliefs about teacher contracts.


Claudio Sanchez, Education Reporter, NPR
Jennifer Medina, Education Reporter, The New York Times
Frederick Hess, American Enterprise Institute

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