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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/10/2008

Fenty, Rhee Today to Detail Teacher Buy Outs

Mayor Adrian Fenty and Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee at 3 are scheduled to announce details of an early-out program for veteran teachers.

As The Post reported first on March 27, the program is expected to spur a huge exodus of veteran educators who are fed up with declining working conditions and skeptical of Rhee's initiatives.

Fenty is extending to teachers the same early-retirement program offered to veteran employees in other city agencies.

Recent workshops held to gauge interest in the program had drawn a standing-room-only crowd, according to Washington Teachers' Union President George Parker, who said he expected hundreds of teachers to take advantage of the offer.

Dion Haynes

By Dion Haynes  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/10/2008

Categories:  Education

 
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