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Providence: First, Fire All the Teachers; curious news story of the week, written byGoLocalProv News Team."

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 'In 2011, newly-elected Providence Mayor  Taveras fired all the teachers in Providence —  a big, bold decision -- was reversed within days. The action in 2011 drew national attention: ' the American Federation of Teachers national President Randi Weingarten called the decision “stunning,” especially given that the union and city “have been working collaboratively on a groundbreaking, nationally recognized school transformation model.” But  The News Team seems to believe that firing all the teachers in the district is a “big and bold” idea that is worth a try. The mayor wanted to do it in 2011, but the union got in his way. Who will want to teach in a district where teachers are disposable, like tissues?' And so it goes the war on education in the 15,880 separate school  systems,  which begins with eliminating the authentic  professional.' 


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