Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rhee update

So the story is this. Here's the letter from Rhee to members of the council. Says:
One teacher against whom serious allegations of sexual misconduct had been made was terminated in the RIF. This teacher was immediately put on administrative leave and removed from the school as soon as the allegations came to our attention. This person was not in the classroom at the time of the RIF, and DCPS referred the case to MPD.
The investigation was still pending at the time of RIF.
Why it took till now to say this...?

Of course, if the investigation was still pending at the time of the layoffs, then presumably the situation should not have been a factor in the layoff. Given this, a problem remains with the quote Rhee gave Fast Company:
"I got rid of teachers who had hit children, who had had sex with children, who had missed 78 days of school. Why wouldn't we take those things into consideration?"
So they did take it into consideration?


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