Thursday, March 03, 2011


I have never been laid off from a school.  Apparently I am one of the only ones.  This year, this district is pink slipping over 500 teachers.  I'm going to have a guest post by a teacher soon who is getting one of these letters.

The pattern I've seen in this district, every single year has been this:

1. March: Panic about budget, lay off all the teachers they can.
2. March - August: refuse to answer questions about if jobs will be available
3. August: start complaining that there aren't any teachers and there are too many vacancies. 

You'd think someone would learn.

LayoffsMore layoffs.

Four years ago: School Closings
                        They Have a Dream

Four years ago: Loyalty and Authority, Part II.  And Attachment
                        Kids are Strange

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