Dal Lawrence

Toledo Federation of Teachers

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Served as President of the Toledo Federation of Teachers and developer of the Toledo Plan, a Toledo Public Schools teacher peer-review system

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A judge in Los Angeles made national headlines last week when  he ruled  that tenure and seniority rules protect bad teachers and make them almost impossible to fire.

Do Public School Teachers Deserve Failing Grades?

A judge in Los Angeles made national headlines last week when he ruled that tenure and seniority rules protect bad teachers and make them almost impossible to fire.

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