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Charted: Teacher Dismissals By the Numbers

Hillel Aron | May 13, 2013



The above graphic is from Barbara Jones’ excellent Daily News piece on Superintendent John Deasy’s push to dismiss more teachers. The article also includes a sidebar briefly summarizing 83 cases against teachers accused of misconduct in the last 15 months — accusations ranging from “showing students images of naked children” to “paying students to do his work, such as mailing letters and returning phone calls.”

The way the district gives out figures for dismissals makes it difficult to suss out what percentage of teachers are fired for misconduct rather than performance, which was the focus of this LA Weekly article. But the data available sure makes it seem like the vast majority are fired for misconduct.

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