Birthday-boy Coby beat me to the punch, but here you go.
Regarding the Absent Teacher Reserve controversy, Randi rants:
"The chancellor should stop his grandstanding. The chancellor's ideology of simply wanting to fire people at whim-regardless of fairness, reasons for displacement or statutory/contractual obligations-have gotten him into this mess. To pretend the union hasn't tried to offer solutions is just wrong."
How fitting that Randi admits in her own statement that "statutory/contractual obligations" might be related to something other than fairness (otherwise, why mention them both?). And speaking of fairness, what's not fair is that taxpayers have to keep paying the salaries of people who don't work and probably can't teach. Maybe those taxpayers should get some "contractual" protections of their own.
* Last week's here.