Monday, July 18, 2011

Poor performing teachers in DC fired

While Kentucky doesn’t even have a formal process to follow for revoking teaching certificates for poor performance and firing a teacher is a long and drawn out affair, in Washington, DC, they are getting serious about getting low-performing teachers out of the classroom.

The Washington Post reports that more than 200 teachers were just fired for poor performance in the classroom.

Apparently, the DC school system doesn’t have the same restriction on such action that is found in most states’ teacher tenure laws. Evaluation systems in the nation’s capital are exempt from collective bargaining.

It will be interesting to see how this action plays out in the chronically under-performing DC classrooms.

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