In a move to give government more flexibility in its spending decisions, Providence, RI has fired all 1926 of its teachers. It will rehire most of them.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/26/us...ence.html?_r=1Rhode Island law requires teachers to be notified of possible layoffs or terminations by March 1, which is why the school board did not wait for next year’s budget picture to become clearer.
The city will have to close some of its 40 schools by September, Mr. Taveras said, and only those teachers would lose their jobs.
“Given that we don’t know the schools yet that we’re going to target,” he said in an interview, “the most appropriate thing is to require notices to all the teachers.”