The PJ Tatler

Majority thinks teacher layoffs should be tied to performance

Not a majority of us crazy right-to-work Texans. A majority of New Yorkers.

A whopping 78 percent of New York City voters said teacher layoffs should be based on performance, not the seniority-based “last-in, first out” law, a poll released today found.

Even 63 percent of voters in union households agree that layoffs should be based on merit, not LIFO, according to the Quinnipiac College survey.