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Teacher Firings: Still A Myth Until One Percent Go

By Alexander Russo — May 30, 2007 1 min read

Over at the AFT Blog, they’re still mulling over whether NCLB-caused teacher firings are a myth (as I contend) or not. Most recently, they’ve found someone who was fired and declared that, therefore, teacher firings are real (here). But that doesn’t change things, really. Sure, handfuls of teachers have been fired through NCLB closings and conversions in San Diego and Chicago, among other places. But there are 3 million teachers out there. Teacher firings due to NCLB are still a myth, to me at least, until one percent get pink slipped. And we’re nowhere near that.

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