Save Great Teachers

Take Action in Your State

Many states are facing massive teacher layoffs in the coming years. When layoffs are based on seniority, our students lose great teachers.


Click on your state below to find the risk of losing effective teachers in your state. States at "high risk" and at "risk" must change their laws. Tell your state legislators to demand that layoff decisions be based on teacher performance.

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For additional analysis, please see the recent TNTP publication: "The Case Against Quality Blind Layoffs" (February 2011).

At high risk: State requires SENIORITY-based layoffs.

At risk: Layoffs are based on SENIORITY in some, but not all, cases.

At low risk: State requires PERFORMANCE to be a major factor in layoff decisions.

These states have "Gone Green" since StudentsFirst launched the Save Great Teachers campaign:

  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • Tennessee
  • Utah

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