Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Unions Launch Ad To Fight School Plan

The unions representing employees of D.C. Public Schools will launch a $20,000 radio advertising campaign today against legislation that would give schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee the authority to fire nonunion workers in the central office.

The 60-second spot is called "Hijacked" and uses the O'Jays' "Back Stabbers" as background music. It will air an average of 13 times each day starting today through Tuesday, when the D.C. Council is set to vote on the Public Education Personnel Reform Amendment Act of 2007, said Dwight Kirk, a spokesman for the unions.

Additionally, teachers, parents and others are planning to rally at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in front of the John A. Wilson Building to protest the approach to school reform that Rhee and Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) are taking. The Washington Post

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