Bill to End LIFO Passes Senate
March 1st, 2011
Sen. John Flangan’s bill to end last in first out in New York City passed the senate by a vote of 33-27 with two Democrats, Dave Valesky and Jeff Klein, voting in favor. The passage isn’t exactly monumental seeing that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has indicated he does not plan to bring the bill to a vote in his chamber.
Here is Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s statement:
“Today, the New York State Senate passed a landmark proposal that puts the needs of our children first. Putting great teachers in front of every classroom – regardless of how long they have been on the job – is the most important thing a school system can do to help its students. Enormous credit is due to Senate Education Committee Chair John Flanagan, who has established himself as a statewide leader on education reform, to Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and to the Republican Conference – particularly New York City’s champions, Marty Golden and Andrew Lanza – for taking a stand on behalf of our 1.1 million schoolchildren. I also want to thank Senators Jeff Klein and David Valesky of the Independent Democratic Conference for putting the needs of public school children ahead of special interest politics. Now, we urge the Governor to include this critically important reform in his budget proposal on Thursday and for the Assembly to support it.”
Meanwhile Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he plans to introduce a program bill that would introduce new criteria when laying off teachers that would apply to the entire state.By David King on March 1, 2011, 6:31 pm
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