The Sacramento Bee reports on an astonishing budget trailer bill the Democratic-dominated state Legislature passed at the 11th hour Tuesday.
"The last-minute school legislation, Assembly Bill 114, emerged publicly less than an hour before lawmakers approved it in a late-evening Tuesday session," write Kevin Yamamura and Diana Lambert. "It reflects the negotiating muscle of teachers as Democratic lawmakers crafted their majority-vote budget with a governor of their own party."
The bill would prevent more than 30,000 teacher layoffs, which might sound like good news on the face of it, except the number is something of an exaggeration. Mike Antonucci at the Education Intelligence Agency has been following the so-called Teacherpocalypse, and found that just
Further along in the story, we find that, in fact, "CTA estimates that 20,850 of its members received layoff notices earlier this year, while districts have pulled back 8,524 of those."