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Being Mr. MaybeFired

Teaching Fellow C.W. Arp learned the news that Mayor Bloomberg had traded new-teacher layoffs for an all-teachers pay freeze — and that therefore Arp, a new teacher, wouldn’t be laid off — from a veteran teacher.

In a new Community post, Arp calls her Mrs. AlmostRetired:

“Why should you be laid off?” She asks me. “When I’m dying to get out of here and you want to stay. And you’re cheap!”

But Arp, who calls himself the worst teacher at his school and also Mr. MaybeFired, doesn’t think being cheap is a good enough reason for him to stay on. He has another argument: “in order to become a teacher, I need to teach.”

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