Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Off-Topic / Teacher Layoffs - A Destructive Annual Event by Dave Eggers (San Francisco Chronicle)

How can we hope to attract and keep talent in this profession when, at every step, we make it so difficult, so insecure, so unvalued?
I've often wondered how lawmakers come to the conclusion that money from the state's education coffers is what should be used to plug holes in the budget. Isn't it more likely that a poor school system has some correlation with a poor state? Eggers makes some great points about what this constant threat of being laid off does to teachers, schools, and students - worth the quick read.

Read the full article here.

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