District’s school union slams Rhee’s firing of principals

by Dena Levitz, of The Examiner writes:

Washington, D.C. (Map, News) – Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s axing of dozens of school principals was “random and arbitrary,” according to the union representing the school leaders.

In a harshly worded letter to Rhee, Aona Jefferson, executive vice president of the Council of School Officers, said the firing decisions were made in a “factual vacuum” and says that union leaders are “distressed by the random and arbitrary” way that principals were let go.

“Such treatment is simply unacceptable,” the letter continues. “When … decisions are made without reference to an individual’s performance evaluation, the entire evaluation process is rendered a mock and a sham.”

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