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1 in 4 new Muskegon Heights teachers quit

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) -- A quarter of the newly hired teachers in the state-run Muskegon Heights school district have quit since a private company took over its management.

A state emergency financial manager laid off all the previous employees, and Mosaica Education hired 80 teachers for the fall semester.

Since then, Michigan Radio reports, 20 of the teachers have quit.

Muskegon Heights High School senior Tony Harris says it's confusing and disrupting his education. He says he's had two math teachers quit and a number of substitutes in between them.

Mosaica regional vice president Alena Zachery-Ross says some teachers quit because no discipline policy was in place, while others left for jobs with better pay and benefits at traditional public schools. She says the high school principal quit before classes started.

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