D.C. chancellor imposes plan for firing teachers

Oct. 3, 2008
Michelle Rhee bypasses union to carry out policy
Washington, D.C., Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee has made good on repeated threats to bypass labor contract negotiations by imposing her own program to fire ineffective teachers, including a measure that gives poorly performing instructors 90 days to improve or face dismissal. The blueprint includes a new teacher evaluation system based primarily on student test scores and other achievement benchmarks. To read The Washington Post article, click here.

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