And really, who can blame him? The Seattle School District is (and has been) hovering on the same bleak edge that so many other urban school districts do: financial ruin. Manhas, in an attempt to control costs has put forward several plans to close schools as Seattle's number of children has dropped precipitously leading to the smallest class sizes one could imagine.
I'm all for closing poorly performing and attended schools, and I'm also all for laying off poorly performing and poorly attended teachers. I've yet to hear word one about laying off teachers.