Dallas Lays Off 375 Teachers

By Vaishali Honawar — October 17, 2008 1 min read
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There were some heartbreaking scenes in Dallas yesterday when 375 teachers were called out of their classrooms and handed pink slips as the cash-strapped district carried through a massive layoff designed to cut costs.

Read the news story about the layoff and the personal account of a teacher who lost her job in the Dallas Morning News here and here.

Superintendent Michael Hinojosa called it “a day of tremendous sadness” for the school system. Dallas previously fired hundreds of district employees, all part of a plan to avoid a projected $84 million budget shortfall.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Beat blog.