Wednesday, October 13, 2010

DC School Head, Rhee, To Resign

From New York Times article, "Rhee, Washington Schools Chancellor, to Resign" by Ian Urbina and Sarah Wheaton:
Ms. Rhee quickly clashed with the teachers’ union, shuttering schools and firing hundreds of employees, from central office workers to principals. Acrimonious talks resulted in a contract with the Washington Teachers’ Union that weakened the tenure system while offering generous raises to educators who cultivated high test scores and met other standards. Tensions reignited in July when, citing the budget, Ms. Rhee fired 241 teachers, most of whom had the lowest rating under the new evaluation system.
Read the complete New York Times article here.

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