Fred also notes that "reformers" are upset with this turn of events. To serve kids better, apparently, we have to make sure they grow up in a world in which they can be fired at will by adminstrators who refuse to take any responsibility for the school systems they run. By firing their teachers, we also absolve politicians, communities, and the moneyed interests that manipulate education for their own self-serving ends. Instead, we dump it all on the shoulders of working Americans--which most if not all public school kids are destined to become.
Money quote, from Fred:
"They only win when teachers and students lose."