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A Wrenching Scene

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Dallas Layoffs.bmpCNN is reporting that the Dallas Independent School District has just laid off 375 teachers. The Dallas Morning News is broadcasting scenes of sobbing elementary school children embracing departing teachers: early and wrenching examples of fallout from the current economic crisis.

Update:  In a message to Alexander Russo, Dallas Morning News reporter Kent Fisher attributes the firings to the district's math errors rather than to the lousy economy.