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Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 07/15/2011

DCPS fires 277 teachers; Twitter users sound off

Some were outraged, others were delighted. Some were just glad they don’t work for D.C. public schools, which announced today it will fire 227 teachers for poor performance on the IMPACT evaluation system.

Twitter users’ reactions spanned the range of sentiments often provoked by the controversial teacher-evaluation program created by former chancellor Michelle Rhee. DCPS’s tweets took a positive tack, congratulating the 663 teachers who earned a rating of “Highly Effective” and announcing that they would be honored at a Kennedy Center event featuring artist John Legend. What do you think about the IMPACT evaluations? Tell us in the comments below.

By James Buck  |  03:31 PM ET, 07/15/2011

 
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