L.A. schools leader wants weakest probationary teachers removed

12/18/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Los Angeles schools chief Ramon C. Cortines called on administrators to identify their weakest probationary teachers and terminate their employment before they become tenured. Cortines acknowledged that the district has not done an adequate job of assessing teacher performance, and he vowed to make changes. "We do not owe poor performers a job," he said. Some argue, however, that teachers shouldn't be fired based on a poor evaluation system.

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