A while back I noted that school districts love the irate parent ploy when budgets are being discussed. They start letting parents know that sports will be cut, class sizes will be huge, activities cut and music/art programs eliminated. Obviously the parents get mad, attend budget meetings and let the county commissioners know they may find themselves electorally challenged in the next election.
The same holds true for teacher layoffs. In Arizona there was mass panic about the pending layoffs and now we are told that almost everyone notified that their job was over is being rehired. We are hearing the same thing in Florida and in South Carolina our teachers are getting hired as well.
Is it the stimulus or just common sense replacing over-reaction. I believe it to be the latter.