San Francisco Chronicle
January 24, 2012
Written by Chip Johnson
The Oakland Unified School District wants to end the practice of allowing senior teachers to cherry-pick their work assignments.
Under the current rules, teachers with the most seniority get first choice of schools and classrooms – it’s a practice that’s customary throughout the U.S. public school system.
But Oakland school district officials say the decades-old practice does not always result in the best matches of students, teachers and communities.