With respect to contract work to people and places that normally don't see it, it is a net loss.
While I have my own misgivings about the randomness of non-taxi service, it's ironic that Atlanta's complaining about something being stolen from them - especially when their "economic development" department solely exists to steal companies from the North.
The congressman from the House of Representatives reminds the bankers (and Edward Snowden, should he be listening) that selling top secret information is a federal offense.
For most people, regularized employment beats self-employment and all forms of indirect employment due to economies of scale encountered by an employer.
This is simply a case of reverse discrimination, which harms things overall.
Why not simply let the [overused libertarian bromide]?
If not for how private schools operate, you might have a point. On the other hand, not everyone has the option of being accepted at van der Snoot Academy or affording it - which is how you see the ugly side of private schools and how they don't work.
In the South, tenure is more related to union/protectionism than to academic freedom by virtue of cultural norms.
Fixed that for you.
The administrator doing that would be sued into oblivion and never work in education again
Only if they're in a sane part of the US that doesn't recognize any conflict with religion and evolution (read: not the South).
Now if you were talking about the Deep South, they'd be sued into oblivion and blackballed for not firing someone.
At the time a teaching position was a super sweet patronage position that a politician awarded his friends.
If you take a look at the South and their regressive remake of education, especially North Carolina, you'll find that old system returning.
but the reasons that necessitated tenure are long gone, and all teachers are protected under the standard laws for hiring and firing, which cover us all.
...which are being eroded away by organizations like ALEC. Thankfully there are sensible states like Ohio that figured out how to get rid of these kind of groups.
They also have a strong union that will ensure protections.
I assume you're not a resident of any state in the South, inter-mountain West as well as not being a resident of Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, or Pennsylvania.
So there's no need for special laws that give teachers more advantages than everybody else at the expense of their students.
There's no need to abandon tenure when you can establish the very "van der Snoot" academy that you always wanted.
It's designed to prevent about everything you see being proposed after it is removed. Hopefully this can be strung out long enough so that this ruling can die off for lack of standing.
As for the people that think it has no place below post secondary level, consider that it protects from regression in curriculum (such as known in Kansas and Tennessee) as well as indirect threats to employment (such as done with North Carolina's permatemping mandate for teachers).
Just because you couldn't get Glass doesn't mean nobody should be able to use it. Never mind trying to get rid of the inevitable and wide-spread use of facial recognition also being a Luddite move as well.
That aside, the unmentionable place banning Glass is like Ryanair stating that they'll charge for restroom use on their airplanes. In both cases, they're going for sensationalism.
Because as far as the general public, rather than pro-Snowden minority is concerned, he gave us concrete evidence that he betrayed his country and that's all that matters is that we are getting fucked as long as he's not prosecuted or otherwise handled.
Fixing that for you.
Never mind that he would have a price on his head no matter where he walked.
He's effectively open season for anyone that wants him gone.
Snowden asserts that he brought no classified files with him when he left the US.
All he has is assumptions that are taken up by the pro-Snowden (and anti-America) choir.
The only people that should be protected is the people that end up catching, prosecuting, convicting, and carrying out the sentence on Snowden.
Given that the Russian government is protecting him as much as they are, he handed some intelligence over to buy himself some time. That's the most likely manner in which they'd offer him protection.