Low-Performing Schools Replace Staff
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
The Obama administration is hoping to encourage better schools by offering billions in federal grants, and that's prompted 150 struggling schools across the nation to fire their principals and at least half their staff in order to obtain that money. It's part of the administration's turnaround plan aimed at failing public schools. The administration has set aside more than $3 billion for these schools, but they're required to replace principals and teachers who were judged to be ineffective.
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