Teacher Tenure Under Fire, as States Try to Cut Deficits

It took the Los Angeles school district five years at a cost of $3.5 million to fire six teachers for poor performance, an investigation by a L.A. area weekly newspaper found. In Washington, D.C., 75 teachers were dismissed for alleged incompetence in 2008. One teacher was let go for playing DVDs in class, another missed 20 days of work in two months. All ended up being reinstated by an arbitrator. The story is similar in New York City where hundreds of teachers considered too inept to teach...Full Story
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