Houston teachers could be fired over student scores

The Houston school board is expected to vote Thursday to allow teachers to be fired if they fail to improve student test scores over several years using a value-added measuring method -- a plan proposed by Superintendent Terry Grier. However, a local teachers union president is questioning whether the proposal is legal, saying a Dallas teacher who was fired over low student achievement was rehired in 2008 after it was determined that factors other than teaching contributed to her students' performance.

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