In a conversation with a public school teacher about the restrictions on Charter Schools in Virginia, I was led to this line in a Virginia State statute on Charter Schools:
E. Nothing in this section shall be construed to restrict the authority of the local school board to assign professional, licensed personnel to a public charter school or any other public school as provided in Sections 22.1-293 and 22.1-295.
While the rest of the statute seems to be a framework for setting up school choice in the same way as most Charter School minded reformers want, this one line seems to completely gut any autonomy a charter school has. This line allows the school board to assign any teacher to that charter school. In a specific meeting for a Virginia School Board, the board stated that they would use this to enforce the rule that teachers must be laid off on a last in first out model. Furthermore, the charter school would not be able to only hire teachers with specific training (like Montessori) as the School board would assign any accredited teachers to the school.
What justification did the lawmakers or proponents of this clause use to include this clause, or what justifications were used in areas with similar rules? I would prefer an answer that explains why a reasonable person could see this as beneficial rule for a system that wants to take advantage of the benefits of charter schools rather than just writing this off as an example of teacher union corruption.