On the Little Red School Front:
275,000 Pink Slips Might Mean Red Teachers–or Not: “More than 80% of U.S. school districts are expected to eliminate jobs and more than half will likely freeze hiring during the upcoming school year, an education organization said Tuesday.Based on a survey of school administrators from 49 states, a total of 275,000 education jobs are expected to be cut in 2011, according to the American Association of School Administrators.”
Half of Brit Schools Will Boycott Big Tests: “Half of England’s primary schools will boycott national tests due to be taken by 11-year-olds in just over a week, teaching unions claim. National Union of Teachers general secretary Christine Blower was addressing members of the National Association of Head Teachers. She said 50% of England’s 17,000 schools would take part.”
Detroit Tears Down Schools, Builds Cop Stations: “Two vacant Detroit Public Schools buildings — the former Sherrard and Breitmeyer schools on the city’s east side — are to be demolished today, and in their place, a new Office of Public Safety headquarters will be built.”
Broad’s Bobb Defeats Detroit Resisters in Appeals Court: School Demolitions and Layoffs to Leap Ahead
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