All teachers fired at R.I. school. Will that happen elsewhere?
Feb 28, 2010 | Posted by: Christian Science Monitor | Full story: Christian Science Monitor
A small, high-poverty school district in Rhode Island is now ground zero for some of the most explosive debates over reforming America's worst-performing schools.
To the dismay of many local and national union members, all the teachers, the principal, and other staff of Central Falls High School were fired by the board of trustees this week. The move is part of a dramatic turnaround plan proposed by the superintendent and approved by the state education commissioner.
Because of pressure from the Obama administration - " and the incentive of billions of federal dollars - " more such cases are likely to arise across the United States in the coming year.
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