Wednesday, October 14, 2009

NBCT: D.C. layoffs did not consider teachers' skills

A National Board Certified Teacher who was among the 266 teachers and support staff laid off this month in Washington, D.C., says decisions were made without considering the "skills and talents" of those being let go. Marie Fonrose, who was one of only 39 NBCTs in D.C. public schools, said there was no established formula for deciding who to let go. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has said she laid off staff based on a broad formula in an attempt to close a budget gap. The Washington Post/D.C. Wire blog
I do not feel right about this. I feel that there is more to this than just teaching and learning best practices. Sadly, the kids are suffering in the classrooms because of all these chaos that's happening in our schools now :(

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