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Gray Backs Firing Of Teachers In 2008

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Gray says it's the opinion of D.C.'s attorney general, Irving Nathan, that the arbitrator erred in his decision, requiring D.C. to reinstate the teachers with back pay. He says the attorney general will file an appeal. Gray was a strong critic of Rhee during his tenure as council chair, but today as mayor he is backing Rhee's decision to fire the teachers.

"The bottom line for me is that we want to continue to ensure, as best we possibly can, that we have good teachers in our classrooms," he says.

Meanwhile, Gray says the city is going forward with its plan to locate and notify the 75 fired teachers.

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Lester Holt's Moment

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Facebook Group Launched To Combat KKK Presence In Pennsylvania Town

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