Whoops! Those pesky little details. The JS, in opining against the residency rule for teachers, brought up the case of Custer teacher Dan Bearss, who was forced to resign because he didn't live in the city.
Unmentioned by the paper is that Mr. Bearss knew a condition of his employment was that he live in the city, but did not feel he should be bound by his contract because he did not want to be bound by his contract. Bearss said he did adopted a "don't ask, don't tell" policy in terms of his address -- a policy, at minimum, of passive deception.
Sort of like the one today practiced by the JS when it didn't tell readers about Bearss' years-long game of hide-and-seek.
If the residency rule is worth debating, then there has got to be a better case study than Dan Bears, maybe even one the JS editorial board can fully tell and still support its position.