Bloomberg wants an all-out repeal of the first in, last out law that requires layoffs be based on seniority.
His forces said the governor's plan to create a new statewide evaluation system of teachers doesn't address the issue, meaning seniority would remain the only criteria used for layoffs.
Over the past few days, Bloomberg aides called the Cuomo proposal a "scam" and a gift to the teachers union.
Cuomo aides shot back, comparing the Bloomberg-backed bill with Wisconsin-style efforts to evade collective bargaining with teachers.The governor said his bill would not only pertain to teacher evaluations, but also layoffs, promotions, raises and bonuses.
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