He frowns. "It becomes a Hogwarts issue that they need to personally address when there's an amount of students - whose files are available to the Department of Magical Education - who happen to be lycanthropes, half-vampires, half-veelas, half-nymphs and more. They are thoroughly affected by the happenings of the real world, like the terrorist attacks that took place this past year and stem from hatred towards their kind. Those students' kind. When it affects them, it affects the whole school. It affects the dynamic they have. It is not solely a Ministry issue - it's the Ministry's job to capture the criminals that did this and bring justice. It is, however, the Headmaster's job and the rest of the staff's job to provide comfort and guidance to those affected - directly and indirectly - by the events. It isn't just the Ministry that faces these issues. It isn't just our problem," he says, and then pauses. "We have a current Deputy Headmaster, as well. We can't just fire one person and hire another as replacement; that goes without mentioning that it's Sokolova's decision to pick staff, including Deputy, and while the DoME might have suggestions, it's not in our duties to make those decisions. And as for the Cooperative Education, it's just an idea he pitched, not exactly something he'd set in stone. That is something the Department has a control over," he adds. "I see your point, and I believe that in another point in time where Hogwarts wasn't as rattled as it is, I'd have agreed with you. But right now, I cannot pick Sokolova and rest assured she will not worsen the student body's current states of mind, which would leave us at an impasse and needing the Minister's third input."