Well, they almost always only hire their own graduates as well. And, typically, it goes to someone who is related to someone. The police chief's daughter was the hire the year I interviewed. I laugh when I read their non-discrimination disclosure. However, for all their hiring snobbery, I love the town, the schools and the teachers within them. MLPP is basically just a balanced literacy approach using the 5 components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension).