D.C. reform plan would overhaul teaching corps

Jan. 5, 2009
Chancellor wants to remove many instructors and provide training for those who stay

At the heart of the vision for transforming Washington, D.C., schools is a dramatic overhaul of its 4,000-member teacher corps. Chancellor Michelle Rhee's plan would remove a "significant share" of instructors and launch an ambitious plan to foster professional growth for those who remain. Rhee wants more teachers who share her central belief about education reform: All children can become high academic achievers, regardless of the disadvantages they face outside the classroom. She promises to "identify and transition out a significant share" of instructors, through buyouts or dismissals.

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