There's something weird...and it don't look good:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The leader of the city's struggling school system wants to suspend rules that require laid-off workers to be rehired based on seniority, a move the teachers union said it would fight.
Superintendent William Hite plans to ask the School Reform Commission to suspend parts of the state education code at an emergency meeting Thursday.
The move would allow Hite more flexibility to hire back staffers at the buildings where they worked but only if the district gets the $50 million it has requested from city and state officials, district spokesman Fernando Gallard said.
Just be honest, Dr. Hite. Isn't this the moment the Broad Foundation trained you for, the moment that Gov. Corbett's appointees on the School Reform Commission brought you to Philadelphia for...to break the teacher's union. Mission almost accomplished. At least we now know that Corbett actually listens to somebody: His pollsters.