teacher layoffs

This morning George Parker, president of the Washington Teachers Union, appeared on FOX 5 to discuss the Washington, DC teacher layoffs and Michelle Rhee. Watch the video right here and share your comments on this volatile situation.

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VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON, D.C. – The bitter fight over teacher layoffs in D.C. schools is far from over. The teachers’ union is threatening to sue, the city council is calling for an investigation, and those who lost their jobs want an explanation. D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee admitted Tuesday that some good teachers may have […]

VIA WJLA: More than 100 teachers, along with parents and students, protested Monday morning after the District’s budget problems forced the firing of over 300 DCPS employees. “Education not termination,” the crowd chanted. Around 8:45 a.m., protesters rallied outside of McKinley Tech High School, one of the schools most affected by the cutbacks. “This is […]

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON, D.C. – A total of 388 jobs were cut from D.C. schools on Friday, and officials said of those employees, 229 were teachers. School officials say they were forced to make the cuts because of a $43.9 million budget shortfall for the 2010 fiscal year. Officials said 39 schools lost no teachers; […]

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VIA WJLA: More than 100 D.C. teenagers walked out of class Monday because they’re angry about the way they say their teachers are being treated. Students from four D.C. public high schools converged on the school system’s headquarters Monday. They’re upset about impending teacher layoffs recently announced by D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. “I am out […]