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Headteacher TV sacking: Mary Bousted and Michelle Rhee

26 June 2012 Last updated at 12:59 BST

A union leader said the on-air sacking of an American headteacher was the "ultimate humiliation".

The ATL's Mary Bousted tackled Michelle Rhee, who used to run Washington schools, on her dismissal of a head teacher which was shown in a TV programme.

The pair debated American lessons for UK schools, claims of cheating in the US system, and how under-performing teachers were removed in Britain.

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