Last in, first out?

U.S. teacher of the year speaking at White House
US President Barack Obama, left, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, right, smile as the 2011 National Teacher of the Year award recipient, Michelle Shearer, speaks during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 3, 2011.

As federal dollars expire, teachers could face a higher number of layoffs than in previous years. Should teacher performance trump seniority when choosing who gets laid off?

Keri's guests are Professor Diane Ravitch from New York University, Tom Weber of MPR News, Tim Melton of Students First and Tom Dooher of Education Minnesota.

Weigh in with thoughts here.

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