WaPo reports that “650 coaches and club sponsors in the Anne Arundel County [Maryland] public school system said they will resign from their positions if school board officials approve salary freezes.” While I have no knowledge of the merits of their grievance, I find the threat rather amusing. With the exception of the handful of most successful football and basketball coaches, these people are instantly replaceable and have virtually no bargaining power.

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  1. John Lemon says:

    Plus, resigning guarantees a worse economic income than a salary freeze. Duh.

    But then again, these are public school employees.