by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
The summary firing of tens or hundreds of thousands of inner city public school teachers in the Obama administration's race to privatize education will wreak havoc on the social and civic life of communities where those public schools are located. These teachers, skilled and highly educated, possess advanced degrees and are often the pillars of their churches and other local bodies. They are the foundation of whatever civic life exists there. Forcing them to go far afield in search of other employment, or adding them to the swelling ranks of the unemployed is the mother of all bad ideas.
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