Every one of Detroit's public school teachers is receiving a layoff notice -- but that doesn't mean they will all be fired.
The layoff notices were sent to the 5,466 unionized teachers "in anticipation of a workforce reduction to match the district's declining student enrollment," according to a Detroit Public Schools statement. The layoff notices are required as part of the Detroit Teachers Federation collective-bargaining agreement. Non-Renewal notices have also been sent to 248 administrators, and the layoffs would go into effect by July 29.
Even though the risk of an actually losing a job might be low, imagine having to plan around how to pay for a mortgage or a lease if one's job might not be there? How can this possibly be a good way to organize an economy?