Hidden Costs Associated with Conducting Layoffs. The Impact of RIFs and Layoffs on Teacher Effectiveness

Using data from Los Angeles Unified School District and Washington state, this report seeks to quantify the impact of layoffs on teacher productivity. The report finds an association between the impacts of the layoff process and decreased productivity, and concludes that this is a result of teachers’ uncertainty about the layoff process and their perceived lack of job security.

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