PATERSON, NJ -  Paterson principls would have no longer have to accept teachers in their schools whom they don't want in theri schools, under the district's proposed reform plan.

Instead, those teachers deemed ineffective by the district would undergo additional training and be assigned other duties in the district. The plan also would change the way teachers are evaluated. Student test scorces would become a key factor in how the district would measure teachers' performance.

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In recent years, Paterson Public Schools usually has had about a dozen teachers pulled from their classrooms because their work was deemed ineffective,  but that number may grow under the new evaluation system, according to a story on