There's a reason we protect teachers, by @DavidOAtkins

There's a reason we protect teachers

by David Atkins

One of the more insidious aspects of the billionaire assault on teachers is the effort to make public teaching an "at will" occupation in which a teacher can be fired at any time. I've written a couple of posts about the Vergara v. California lawsuit aimed at destroying teacher protections, but I haven't focused much on the consequences of losing the case.

Already in private charter schools there have been a raft of outrageous firings that are currently illegal in the public system, but billionaires want to legalize. Here are a few of them, sent to me via email by an education activist:

This is what will happen to public schools in California and eventually across the nation if Vergara goes the wrong way. All so a few billionaires can get even richer by turning students into commodities.