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Teacher Tenure Act & the Strand Decision
Write-in "Doug Mann" for School Board
Another Option for Minneapolis School Board Voters (2004 General Election)
by Doug Mann, 29 Oct 2004, Submitted to the Star-Tribune for publication 28 Oct 2004

The district should follow, not seek to "reform" the Teacher Tenure Act
Contents / headings:
Preface
WHY THE TEACHER TENURE ACT SHOULD NOT BE "REFORMED"
*The district is not following the letter of the law  
*The district's layoff & realignment policies also:
a) discriminate against high seniority teachers
b) deny employment opportunities to some non-probationary teachers
c) discriminate against teachers in high needs areas.
HOW THE DISTRICT'S REALIGNMENT PROCESS IS UNREASONABLE
*Denies some special Ed students right to be in a safe environment
(which could result in loss of the district's Medicaid revenue)
*Lowers standards for staffing special education programs
*Lowers quality of instruction in regular education programs
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MN Teacher Tenure Act: Employment; contracts; termination (excerpts)
Edited by Doug Mann, 20 July 2004

Realignment and the Strand Decision
Subheadings: The District's rationale for teacher layoffs and reassignments -
The district's actions are unfair & illegal - The district's actions are unreasonable -
How excessive layoffs & reassignments can cut payroll costs, increase
reimbursements - Excerpts from Minnesota Appeals Court Opinions re
district's duty to "realign"
by Doug Mann, 4 July 2004

More about teacher layoffs, realignments and the 2004-2005 budget
Links to news and commentary by Doug Mann