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More than two hundred D.C. teachers received word last week that their positions were being terminated. D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee says cutbacks to teachers and staff were made necessary by budget woes. But critics say the layoffs were unnecessary — and that Rhee’s budget math is wrong. We talk with the chancellor about this decision and how it may affect her efforts to reform the D.C. public school system.
- Michelle Rhee Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
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