To the fools who want to end seniority:
You say we should keep the best well, ending seniority will end this.
Let's suppose the Principal's neighbor has a child who just got certified to teach. He wants to give this young person a job and as luck would have it, there is a spot available. Budget cuts mean that the school will lose teachers in the next year and someone must be let go. Mr. T has been at the school a year longer than this young person and has been doing a good job, but someone must go and Mr. T and the principal have no personal relationship. Guess who goes? Don't you dolt's know that your job is not safe if seniority ends? Don't you care? Do you really think being a friend of an administrator is the best way to choose a teacher? I can guarantee that is what will happen if we give up seniority protection.
Everyone needs job protection. Leaving this to a principal who is often barely qualified to tie his own shoes is not a good idea.