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Where’s the other list?

March 2, 2011 am31 1:25 am

It was a good question. Monday morning the teachers’ room was buzzing with talk about “the layoff list.” Members and non-members approached me with questions, thoughts. But the most interesting was the open, teachers’ room discussion.

My colleague wanted to know where the other list was, the list that showed which school Bloomberg plans to lay off teachers from.

Layoffs are not necessary. I said, and everyone got it. And still she wanted to know about the other list.

What was Bloomberg’s point (sowing fear I said) she asked, if he doesn’t give us something to compare against?

How could I both stay on message, and also acknowledge the clever question?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 12, 2011 am31 12:16 am 12:16 am

    It took over a week, but Gotham Schools finally asked this question (and got no answer).

  2. March 13, 2011 am31 1:31 am 1:31 am

    I don’t know that instilling fear is an end-goal for Bloomberg, but I do know that these layoffs certainly seem unjust, and less of a fiscal issue than he lets on.

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