This was the first time I had heard about a district considering a “gig economy” teacher. The assistant superintendent explained that the district had a serious discussion about the opportunity, with mixed feelings from leaders in central office. Some people felt strongly about only hiring dedicated, full-time teachers. Others were even angry, scared, and confused. But overwhelmingly, the leadership was open to the idea, especially since the district’s high school algebra teacher at that time was a long-term sub.