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On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, I take a look at the system of seniority-based pay and benefits — including Last Hired-First Fired layoffs — that plagues American public education. Continuing to base compensation and layoff decisions on seniority (despite evidence that seniority isn’t correlated with improving student achievement) hurts kids, families, taxpayers and new generations of teachers alike.

You can listen to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle’s radio page or download directly to your iPod, Zune, MP3 player or smartphone.  Also, subscribe to the podcast series. It is also available on iTunes, Blubrry, the Education Podcast NetworkZune Marketplace and PodBean. Also, add the podcast on Viigo, if you have a BlackBerry, iPhone or Android phone.