DC Schools Facing Layoffs Amid $40M Shortfall

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$40M is what the DC Schools are going to have to cut from their 2009-2010 budget, which will likely include staff cuts. Where the cuts will come is yet to be determined, and it’s likely to include some cuts at each of the District’s 127 schools. The Teachers’ Union is decrying the cuts, suggesting that Chancellor Rhee should have known these were coming before hiring 900 new teachers this summer. That part makes sense. Until you know you have to cut, why not fully staff and hope that the Mayor would give you the support the school system deserves?

Where would you put the $40M in cuts?

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One thought on “DC Schools Facing Layoffs Amid $40M Shortfall

  1. Cut Rhee’s salary for starters. Then fire all the sycophants she hired to undermine career teachers.