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Education bill weakened, critics say

Right to fire teachers at failing schools axed

PLENTY OF RHETORIC 'It’s not time yet to despair about the bill,' said Education Secretary Paul Reville. 'Is it a perfect bill? No. Can we strengthen it? Yes.' PLENTY OF RHETORIC
"It’s not time yet to despair about the bill," said Education Secretary Paul Reville. "Is it a perfect bill? No. Can we strengthen it? Yes."
By James Vaznis
Globe Staff / December 16, 2009

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Over the past two months, more than 20,000 teachers and their supporters have bombarded Beacon Hill with letters, e-mails, and telephone calls, urging legislators not to give superintendents unprecedented authority to ignore union rules as they overhaul troubled schools. (Full article: 1192 words)

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