House votes to eliminate teacher job protections

The Virginia House of Delegates voted 55-43 Monday to eliminate seniority-based job protections for public school teachers, a measure pushed by Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) as part of his education reform package.

Several Republicans crossed party lines to vote with Democrats against the bill, which has drawn intense resistance from labor leaders and their allies.

Now the fight moves to the Senate, where members are likely to debate the measure Monday and vote Tuesday.

Read the full report on the Virginia Schools Insider blog.

Emma Brown writes about national education and about people with a stake in schools, including teachers, parents and kids.

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