22 Assistant Principals Are Latest to Be Fired

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee fired 22 assistant principals this week, her second round of school administrative terminations, which came about a month after her dismissal of 24 principals.

Rhee, who previously said some of the principals were dismissed because she differed on the direction in which they were taking the schools, offered no reason for firing the assistant principals. Although the administrative leaders work on year-to-year contracts and can be fired without cause under D.C. law, an official with the principals union said the action appears to violate the contract because many of the assistant principals were not given a required evaluation.

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