In one tiny, poverty-stricken city in the nation's smallest state, a big battle is erupting at the local high school.
The school board in Central Falls, Rhode Island has voted to fire every teacher. It's part of a new federal push for education reform that requires each state to identify its worst performing schools and take specific action to fix them.
But is wiping out an entire staff the most sensible approach? We were joined on Thursday's American Morning by Deborah Gist, education commissioner for the state of Rhode Island.
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