Word comes from LAUSD that some teachers who currently have classroom assignments will be asked to resign to accommodate administrators with both teaching experience and seniority. Some teachers with as much as five years of classroom experience have been provisionally pink-slipped.
Yesterday, some parents protested prospective teacher layoffs at Beaudry. One commenter observes:
Each layoff notice sent on Pink Slip Friday cost $5.32 to send by registered mail. The postman needed to collect my signature before he handed me mine on Saturday, and said he had delivered thirty other letters just like it that day. If the Los Angeles Unified School District sent out 9000 of those letters – at a cost of $47,880 – that would have saved the salary of one of the teachers being laid off. What a waste.
One teacher's annual salary just to send the scare-tactic notices.