School Districts Have Had Their Show Trials for Years

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It's only when private outfits decide they want to pull their version of the same thing that it becomes controversial.I know "reformers" are trying to get rid of these "sham hearings" in school districts (as a cost saving measure) by trying to con the public it's "impossible" to get rid of teachers, but sometimes teachers do win these things despite the long odds. It's usually those teachers who have access to outside lawyers who prevail or teachers who work in a handful of school districts in the country (for example, NYC) where they do have more "rights" to "due process" than teachers everywhere else in the country.Private businesses want to be able to have their own little star chambers, with unpublished rulings and closed hearings. Of course they aren't really good because consumers' rights to due process are basically revoked. . . .

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