The SDP Human Resources department has confirmed that they are now instituting a "hiring freeze" on all new hires. This includes teachers who have applied for restoration to service or are returning from parental leave. The reason for this was cited as the huge pool of current employees that now must be considered forced transfers from soon to be Renaissance Schools. This also means that the site selection process is being closed district wide to anyone but these current employees. It would appear that this defeats the whole purpose of site selection, which is to improve the quality of teaching staff at a given school, providing schools and candidates with the best fit. Now, qualified, potential employees who have been through the SDP application process and received letters from the SDP confirming their eligibility, are being shut out of the site selection process. Is this the solution that Arlene Ackerman was looking for?