Might the loss of the well-regarded Jerrell Bratcher, the director of admissions at the Monarch School, prove noteworthy given the strong community support for him, for example? It might. And we certainly have great sympathy for him personally, particularly given his obvious dedication to the job and the likelihood that he was blindsided by his layoff given what Mr. Thornton had promised. But we also need to bear in mind that his job isn't going away; rather, it and others similarly affected will be filled by someone with more seniority, in accordance with the union contract. That person may well not exhibit the same passion for the school that Mr. Bratcher has, but with all due respect to the multiple roles he filled from secretary to crossing guard, he isn't a full-time teacher, only an occasional substitute. Aren't those the folks whose jobs should be spared at all costs, the classroom personnel and not the support staff?