Conor poses the question to defenders of teachers unions:

If you disagree with my preferred system, where principals would be as free to hire and fire who they wanted as management at The Atlantic or General Electric or McKinsey or the Catholic school system, what’s your preferred alternative? Put more precisely, if you were king for a day, and could codify into law whatever protocol you wanted for firing allegedly under-performing teachers, what would it look like?

Following up on Twitter, he proposes that principals be allowed to fire a teacher at will, but that he or she could be saved by getting the support of three-fourths of their colleagues at the same school in a secret ballot.

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