My daughter's English teacher is one of the best either of my children has ever had. His instruction and intense feedback is superb. A school administrator describes him as a "once in a lifetime teacher."
In the cuts that are proposed as part of our belt-tightening 2011-12 school budget, this teacher would be terminated because he was one of the last teachers hired.
*LIFO = Last In First Out = Policy mandated by New York State law that bases teacher layoffs solely on seniority and not on merit.
Related: Keep Great Teachers