Tom Hoffman interjects a lot of sense into the election debate happening south of the border here, including this: "Here's something I've realized I haven't mentioned here. I've been through the whole 'fire the poor performing teachers' thing.... The whole staff of the school I helped re-design had to re-apply for their jobs. Here's the thing: it helps, but it doesn't help that much. It is not the decisive point. My experience says it is not enough and the research says it is not enough, it is too narrow.