Bit by bit, the bureaucracy shrinks
Gerry Grant, director of labor relations for the Baltimore school system, was let go this week. The school system confirms that he's no longer employed.
Last week's departure was Maryanne Ralls. Who will be next?
As the system braces for $50 million in budget cuts, it seems to me that officials are getting rid of administrators who a) aren't protected by a union, b) aren't deemed essential and c) aren't in a position to be transferred back to a classroom job or don't want to be. Dr. Alonso has made it clear that some North Avenue administrators will be sent back to schools, and he doesn't view that as a punishment.