Via one of my blog commenters (jmartin)…what an intriguing idea about the New School firings:
I hope that this action can be reversed…
But if it can’t, what are the options? If we have this group of qualified and and respected teachers now without a job, what do we (as not the teachers) do to support them? And what do the teachers do to support each other?
I have a fantasy of new schools being established. Could this happen? Could there be a new, unseen location for these out of work teachers to take part in? Is there (conceptual) space somewhere for a new teaching community?
Maybe it’s time for a New New School? Can we all lend a hand to building a new institution somewhere in New York…how about Brooklyn…or the internet?