Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary School's test scores have consistently been the worst in the state year after year.
Parents have shunned it. Teachers have fled it.
This year, Carver's attendance and test scores are up, and every one of the 24 teachers wants to return next year to the Bayview school, Principal Natasha Flint-Moore said.
And yet, 14 of those teachers - nearly 60 percent - have been told they can't stay.
They were among the 210 low-seniority district teachers to get a pink slip this spring as the district struggles to cover an $80 million shortfall over the next two years.
As the piece goes on to note, there are exceptions under California law where seniority-based layoffs can be avoided if the teachers in question can be shown to have special skill sets the school needs. However, that decision isn't made in a vacuum. California's teachers union establishment opposes any deviation from the seniority system and in San Francisco they got a local administrative judge to agree with them, meaning that many of these inspiring young teachers will be on their way out the door.