From Education News: Poll Shows Minnesota Overwhelmingly Favors Teacher Performance
By Kristin Decarr
A recent poll shows that 68% of residents in Minnesota feel that a teacher’s performance, rather than their seniority, should be the main factor when determining layoffs.
The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll took place through phone interviews of 625 residents of the state between March 16 and March 18. The results showed that the majority of Minnesota residents stand in support of performance over seniority and that the sentiment was found across party lines, across the state, and within all age groups.