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February 16, 2010

Morning Briefs for Tuesday Item 2: Town to lazy, overpaid teachers, "You're Fired."

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at February 16, 2010 5:21 AM

Teachers in Central Falls, Rhode Island earn an average wage of $78,000 per year in a town where the median income is $22,000. The superintendent of schools wanted these teachers to work an extra 25 minutes a day. The Teacher's Union balked. So, she fired them. All of them.

Gallo blamed the union's "callous disregard" for the situation, saying union leaders "knew full well what would happen" if they rejected the six conditions Gallo said were crucial to improving the school. The conditions are adding 25 minutes to the school day, providing tutoring on a rotating schedule before and after school, eating lunch with students once a week, submitting to more rigorous evaluations, attending weekly after-school planning sessions with other teachers and participating in two weeks of training in the summer.

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