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March 4th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

School chief willing to negotiate on mass firing of teachers

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The Rhode Island school superintendent who last week fired all the teachers and staff from a school whose students were performing poorly said Wednesday she is willing to negotiate now that the union has agreed to support changes.

"It is with great excitement that I read the press release from the Central Falls Teachers' Union referencing their proposed comprehensive reform agenda," said Central Falls Schools Superintendent Frances Gallo in a news release.

"It so closely mirrors my requests for assurances that I am pleased to reassure the union their place in the planning process. I do so with the belief that everyone has come to understand the meaning of comprehensive school reform."

Gallo added the school district will press ahead with its plan for improving Central Falls High School.

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  1. Treschanson

    There will be no children left uneducated, that's what Obama said. But this time there will be no teacher left in school!

    March 4, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
  2. Rita Nalette

    the 3Rs require parent and student responsibility, respect, resolve. Not churches, teachers, schools, government.

    March 4, 2010 at 1:25 pm |