241 teachers fired for performance in Washington DC

24 Jul

241 teachers fired in Washington DC for poor performance:

As vice president of my local school board this is a story that caught my attention right away.DC schools chancellor Michelle Rhee fired 241 teachers in Washington DC for sub par performance

 Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/07/241-teachers-fired-for-performance-in.html

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One Response to “241 teachers fired for performance in Washington DC”

  1. ihsmrnick July 25, 2010 at 4:37 am #

    I’ve now spent far too much time trying to find out what the selection criteria were in the DC firings situation. Maybe it was fair, and maybe it was not. It seems that we are asked to take a stance without knowing the facts.

    For the non-performance firings: I have read about the five evaluations — which seems fair enough. I also read about an “improvement” in test scores for K-8 teachers — which also seems fair. Apparently there were at least 3 other measures used.

    I have nothing to say in defense of the non-certified teachers. Why didn’t they just get certified?

    If you have any information on the total picture of the measures used, it would be very helpful.

    Thank you,
    Mr. Nick

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