A Tisket, a Tasket, I've Blown Another Gasket

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The problem with Peter Schrag's piece is simply he does not know what he is talking about. He needed to talk to some teachers who have actually been chewed up and spit out by the system before writing such a misleading column.Schrag peddles the LIE--and it IS a LIE--that K-12 teachers have "lifetime employment" once they get "tenure"--which they do NOT have regardless of what state statutes call post-probationary status. That lie forms the basis of this fraudulent lawsuit put forward by billionaires wanting to destroy teachers' unions, but without having a clue as to the importance of civil service protections to help prevent favoritism and the spoils system of yore. . . .

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