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2011 House Bill 4627: Ban laying off more effective but less senior teachers first (“LIFO”) (Senate Roll Call 442)
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Passed 20 to 17 in the Senate on June 30, 2011, to prohibit public schools from using seniority as the primary or determining factor when making layoff or recall decisions (“last in first out,” or LIFO), and prohibit giving preference to a teacher rated "ineffective" over ones rated "minimally effective" or above, according to a detailed and complex rating system. Unlike the House version, principals could not refuse to accept an "ineffective" teacher assigned to the school.
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The vote was 20 in favor, 17 against, and 1 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 442)

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Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Democrat
1000%
91991%
8928%
12 total votes
Republican
762476%
237723%
1000%
26 total votes

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Ban laying off more effective but less senior teachers first (“LIFO”)

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Brandenburg (R)Colbeck (R)Emmons (R)Hildenbrand (R)
Hune (R)Jansen (R)Kowall (R)Marleau (R)Meekhof (R)
Moolenaar (R)Nofs (R)Pappageorge (R)Pavlov (R)Proos (R)
Richardville (R)Robertson (R)Rocca (R)Schuitmaker (R)Walker (R)


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Bieda (D)Gleason (D)Gregory (D)Hood (D)
Hopgood (D)Hunter (D)Smith (D)Warren (D)Whitmer (D)
Young (D)    

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Casperson (R)Caswell (R)Green (R)Hansen (R)Jones (R)
Kahn (R)    


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Johnson (D)



SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

  n  Anderson (D)  n  Bieda (D)Y    Booher (R)Y    Brandenburg (R)  n  Casperson (R)
  n  Caswell (R)Y    Colbeck (R)Y    Emmons (R)  n  Gleason (D)  n  Green (R)
  n  Gregory (D)  n  Hansen (R)Y    Hildenbrand (R)  n  Hood (D)  n  Hopgood (D)
Y    Hune (R)  n  Hunter (D)Y    Jansen (R)  -  Johnson (D)  n  Jones (R)
  n  Kahn (R)Y    Kowall (R)Y    Marleau (R)Y    Meekhof (R)Y    Moolenaar (R)
Y    Nofs (R)Y    Pappageorge (R)Y    Pavlov (R)Y    Proos (R)Y    Richardville (R)
Y    Robertson (R)Y    Rocca (R)Y    Schuitmaker (R)  n  Smith (D)Y    Walker (R)
  n  Warren (D)  n  Whitmer (D)  n  Young (D)  

Senate Roll Call 442 on 2011 House Bill 4627

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Re: 2011 House Bill 4627 (Ban laying off more effective but less senior teachers first (“LIFO”) )  by TaterSalad on September 28, 2012 
Your public unions and how they protect bad teachers:

Five times caught being drunk on the job and three times caught with drugs and then a teacher can be fired. In the private sector, this is not tolerated. When it comes with "your" tax money to support these drunk and drugged teachers, it seems that education expenses sure is "going a long way" down a dead end street. The Unions answer is to blame the money (not enough) spent on the kids education and to raise taxes on the citizens to "correct the conditions".

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Re: 2011 House Bill 4627 (Ban laying off more effective but less senior teachers first (“LIFO”) )  by TaterSalad on September 15, 2012 
Get over it! Tenure is the problem and everyone knows it but won't admit it. Bad teachers are bad and can not teach but continue to teach and get all the benefits paid for by the taxpayer. Good teachers take the rap for the bad ones who could careless. It is time to change this and to give the power to the administrators, not the unions to can these bad apples. Make Michigan a "Right to Work State" and all the problems are eliminated and competition will begin.

Re: 2011 House Bill 4627 (Ban laying off more effective but less senior teachers first (“LIFO”) )  by victor88 on September 15, 2012 
I cannot understand how they can lay off these teachers at all. These teachers are so important here and need to stay. I am not sure what they are thinking here. http://www.squidoo.com/steel-buildings-info

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