Miss Eyre points out that while Chancellor Klein is talking all doomsday about having to lay off 8,500 teachers and how the state better allow him to choose which ones go or lots of really good, new teachers are going to lose their jobs and lots of old, burnt out ones will be teaching all the kids he's actually hiring new teachers.
And while the Center for American Progress rewrites a Gates Foundation pamphlet about how teacher effectiveness must be the cornerstone of education reform and how layoffs need to be based on evaluation of effectiveness and not seniority, they fail to note that in most districts the bottom line will prevail and the oldest and highest paid teachers will be laid off first regardless of effectiveness.
After all, Klein's already doing this here in NYC by hiring new teachers even as he's getting ready to lay off thousands.
In a corporatocracy, the bottom line will ALWAYS prevail.
That's what unions are supposed to protect against.
The problem is not when a corporate whore like Klein wants to derail these protections - you kinda expect that from a parasite like him.
The problem is when supposedly "progressive" think tanks like the Center for American Progress carry water for him and Bloomberg and write stories like "Improve Education, Fire Bad Teachers."