Education Week Blog
By Anthony Rebora
“A somewhat surreal story out of Kanawha Country, W.Va.: Last week, according the Charleston Gazette, five first-year teachers there were gathered in a district office to pick numbers from a plastic cube. But they weren’t vying for a prize of any sort. They were drawing lots to see which one of them would be laid off.
This grim situation arose not because any of the teachers present had necessarily done poorly in their jobs but because a high school in the district had recently had to cut the position of a veteran art teacher for budgetary reasons.”