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UFT Must Revamp Administrator Dismissal Program

Last week, Lynn Passarella, a former principal who committed fraud - fudging academic records and misusing public funding - returned to her $145,000 a year job after the Department of Education was unable to fire her.

The Parents Transparency Project, headed by former CNN Reporter Campbell Brown, issued a statement that blamed the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) for creating a system that makes it nearly impossible to dismiss any teacher or administrator of wrongdoing. According to GothamSchools, the group called on the UFT to create a new discipline system that gave the Department of Education a larger role:

"We therefore call on the United Federation of Teachers, Council of School Supervisors and Administrators and Department of Education to immediately come together to revamp the city's school employee discipline system and give the New York City's Schools Chancellor the right to fire school employees who have been found guilty of these sorts of acts."

Read the full statement here.

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