WHAT: Some 85 credentialed teacher-librarians at the Los Angeles Unified School District can only keep their jobs if they survive cross-examination by district lawyers and prove to an administrative law judge that they have taught students within the last five years.
HOW: The teacher-librarians try to prove they’re qualified for transfer into classroom teaching jobs by showing how they teach all subjects all day at the library. The lawyers attack them with questions like, “Do you take attendance? Do you issue grades?”
WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS: L.A. district rules say that only a certified teacher-librarian can manage a school library. So if the teacher-librarians are laid off, their school libraries are in danger of being shut down.