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Hundreds of teachers who were terminated under policies instated by former Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee will finally be getting a chance to appeal, reports the Examiner:
The District’s highest court ordered the D.C. Office of Employee Appeals to figure out a way to resolve delays in assigning judges to outstanding cases within the next 20 days.
The agency is supposed to hand out decisions within 120 days. But that wasn’t happening, and with hundreds upon hundreds of teachers fired in the last few years, the backlog became startling.
We’ve said this before, but the speedy mass dismissal of teachers—including, yes, bad teachers—probably wasn’t the best move. At least based on the repercussions the system is dealing with now.
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