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Dennis Van Roekel Urges "Collaboration" in Lieu of Mass Teacher Firings

Dennis Van RoekelDennis Van RoekelIn a press release Monday in response to the debacle of mass teacher firings in Central Falls, Rhode Island, NEA president Dennis Van Roekel, described a more productive alternative approach to low student achievement. He praised the model used at Broad Acres Elementary in Montgomery County, Maryland, as a successful collaboration between the teachers' union and district leadership, and referenced the Mooney Institute Case Study about Broad Acres. Even though Central Falls is an AFT local, the NEA leadership and, in fact, the entire labor movement has united in oposition to the action of the school board in Central Falls.

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