Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Union officials urge members to reject buyout

Some WTU officials are urging their members to reject Chancellor Rhee's Teacher Transition Award buyout.
Union officials say teachers are upset that Rhee dropped an initial proposal to offer an "early out" program to those nearing retirement.

Candi Peterson, a member of the union's board of trustees, criticized the buyout program, saying it encourages young and mid-level teachers to resign.

A spokeswoman for Rhee says no one should feel obligated to take the buyout.

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