Did a Rhode Island School Superintendent Step Out of Line By Firing All Her Teachers?

Did a Rhode Island School Superintendent step out of line by firing all his teachers?ABC News
Did a Rhode Island School Superintendent step out of line by firing all his teachers?

A Rhode Island school superintendent has taken drastic measures that she says will turn around a troubled high school -- she'll fire all its teachers. With the school board's support, Superintendent Frances Gallo will lay off 74 teachers at the end of the school year and restaff Central Falls Senior High School from scratch. Teachers can re-apply for their jobs, but the district says no more than half of them can be rehired.

Gallo said the that students weren't getting the teacher support they needed from the school, which has been called chronically low-performing by the state. Not everyone agrees, though. Hundreds of teachers union members, parents and current students rallied before the school board meeting to protest the plan, and the union said it would fight the layoffs.

Our question to you: Did the superintendent overstep by firing all of the school's teachers?