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Magnus Eisengrim
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I don't know how common open boundaries are the US either. The point I am making is that publicly run institutions can take many forms, and most of the objections to them are objections to their current configurations (or beliefs about them).

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Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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On 2011-08-20 12:25, LobowolfXXX wrote:
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On 2011-08-20 09:03, landmark wrote:
There were hundreds of openings available, as witness the Job Fairs that the DOE sponsored, but many of those jobs were taken by candidates who did not have one moment of experience teaching in the classroom, but coincidentally cost half the price of many of the excessed teachers. Way to go, DOE, showing your constant concern for students and the quality of teaching.


But there's no reliable means of determining how good the inexperienced teachers are as compared to the inexperienced teachers.

I assume the above is a typo.
If you're talking about inexperienced vs. experienced, there's no sure fire way. But we make decisions like this all the time in life; do you want a neurosugeon who has never done an operation or one with years of experience? It's not fullproof, but it is a rough indicator, certainly better than acting as if experience had no role to play in making the decision.

But I know, they're only thinking of the students.
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Guess what? Mrs. Landmark, after being told that she would be re-hired by her old school, just got a letter from the DOE reassigning her to a different school on Lower Death Street. (Normally, in a non-excessed situation, a teacher has building tenure after a certain number of years to prevent such kinds of shenanigans.)

When she asked the administrator of her old school (the one who promised to rehire her, if you've been following this saga) she was told that the DOE didn't understand yet that her old school actually had more students than the DOE thought, and therefore shouldn't have excessed her. So she was told to take it up with her union.

In other words, her old school knows there's a problem with the staffing, and rather than the school fighting with the DOE for the needed teachers, they're telling Mrs. Landmark to make it a union issue. Absolutely crazy.
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