Nanny Bloomberg versus the NYC teachers union. Hard to say who I want to see smacked around more on this one:
The city teachers union yesterday demanded a review of the school system’s hiring practices in a move derided by the Bloomberg administration as a distraction from teacher misconduct.
In the wake of record numbers of arrests of teachers on charges of sexual abuse or misconduct involving students, the city has been lobbying for a law giving the chancellor final say in how misbehaving teachers should be disciplined. That power currently resides with an independent arbitrator.
But rather than support the city’s bid to protect students, the United Federation of Teachers turned the tables and pointed at the city’s hiring practices as a potential area for reform.
…So I’m going to go with a pious hope for Mutual Assured Destruction, and have a nice day.