The drumbeat has begun...Ritchie misses a legislative hearing on education to tour a prison possibly closing and she is excoriated....Ads have begun attacking Mayor Bloomberg for asking for an end to last in, first out hiring.
The superintendents are calling the reporters married to teachers to get their message out...
That message is simple...We will not tolerate austerity in our industry...Cut something else or raise taxes.
The children will be the human shield to protect a bloated and bureaucratic system...And since most people want whats best for their kids, the message will resonate.
The notion that some people want whats best for kids through reform and accountability is not something you will hear much of in the weeks ahead.
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