The media is highlighting all these new, young teachers who are so good and so dedicated and how devastating their layoff will be to the children they teach. Thanks to JD2718 I just read this post, Will They Stay, a post about how quickly all these TFA youngsters leave the classroom. Anyone worth a plug nickel will tell you that great teaching only comes with experience and this makes we wonder why only they newbies, like Stany LeBlanc are ever given any mention in the media? The only reason I can come up with is a financial one. Mr. LeBlanc costs a hell of a lot less than a teacher with 20 years experience and he will probably be long gone before his paycheck reaches its maximum. I know this argument makes sense. The story about him comes from the Wall Street Journal.