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GOP Governors Going After Teacher Tenure

Momentum builds against once-sacred protection

(Newser) - The once-untouchable notion of teacher tenure might be in danger around the country, reports the New York Times . Republican governors in five states are moving to either abolish or water down long-held laws that make it all but impossible to fire even poor-performing teachers. What's more, they have solid chances...

We Have to Move Now on Education Reform

Michelle Rhee: Let's take advantage of the public support for change

(Newser) - American students continue to do miserably compared to their peers, and strapped states keep looking for more ways to stretch education dollars. That combination is all the more reason why we need comprehensive reform, writes Michelle Rhee, who recently left her post as DC schools chancellor to begin a group...

Let's Face It: School Reform Will Always Be Political

Conflict can't prevent reform, says ex-DC schools chief Michelle Rhee

(Newser) - Michelle Rhee intends to keep fighting for school reform—but she doesn't expect to make friends doing it. Education is an inherently political issue, the ex-DC schools chancellor argues in an op-ed for Newsweek , announcing her plans to launch a "new national movement to transform public education." Rhee,...

DC Schools Chief Michelle Rhee Resigning

She'll make it official tomorrow

(Newser) - One of the most prominent names in education reform is leaving her post. Michelle Rhee will resign tomorrow as chancellor of the DC school system, the Washington Post reports. The move had been expected since her political ally, Mayor Adrian Fenty, lost his bid for re-election in the Democratic primary....

DC Schools to Fire Hundreds of Teachers

Poor performance, No Child Left Behind lead to 241 dismissals

(Newser) - The Washington, DC, schools are giving hundreds of teachers the ax because of their low scores in the district’s tough new evaluation system. Chancellor Michelle Rhee says 241 teachers are being fired for poor performance, the Washington Post reports. Another 737 were rated “minimally effective,” meaning they...

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