4/14/2010

Union leaders in Washington, D.C., are angry over revelations that Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee failed to disclose a $34 million budget surplus three months after she laid off 266 teachers, citing budget concerns. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and Washington Teachers' Union President George Parker say the surplus means new questions about the layoffs, and they called on Rhee to reinstate the teachers now that there is money to do so. Rhee said she would not rehire the teachers, and added it was important to move forward.

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