Between the state and the union (The United Federation of Teachers), no one is serving the interest of the children. 6,700 teacher layoffs this year and guess what the effed up part of it is? Young teachers will be the first to go instead of the less quality older teachers. In virtually every field, layoffs are performanced based. Now, in this field where good teaching means so much to the development of a child's mind, poor teachers are finding job security at the expense of better qualified teachers. As stuff starts to hit the fan, I will be going hard with the pen.