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St. Paul charter school's goal was to thwart union, not help students

It's not about student achievement; it's about trying to thwart a union.

It's not about student achievement; it's about trying to thwart a union.

Reader Ese Ele responds to Under-performing Hmong charter school needed to fire staffers:

What an eloquent and well-written statement,"I am actually glad that this is happening. Yes, it SUCKS that some people are losing their jobs."

Forty-four teachers and assistants are losing their jobs and thousands of students will no longer be receiving their services or seeing them again. It more than "sucks." It's tragic.

The achievement of students is not the responsibility of teachers alone, but the administration and parents as well. But then this whole situation is not about student achievement but deterring the forming of a teachers union at that school and silencing the staff protesting administration practices there.

Please explain how an environment of fear promotes school pride, community, and especially encourages learning?