Hundreds of teachers in New Bedford rallied on the steps of City Hall, hoping to save their jobs.
About half of the high school's 200 teachers won't be
returning next year. It's all part of a proposed plan to turn around the
The city's high school is in trouble. It was declared a level 4
by the state. Superintendent Pia Durkin decided to take the most drastic
step to turn it around, by laying off 200 teachers and only rehiring half of them back. They would be replaced with new educators.
Teachers new and old gathered together, hoping to reverse the superintendent's decision. Many say the move won't only affect the city's teachers, but
also the students.
The superintendent hopes to have the plan finalized by March.