Seventy four teachers from the Central Falls High School in Rhode Island were fired on Wednesday as the school struggles with under-performance.

The decision was made by the Central Falls school Board of Trustees which voted 5-2 Tuesday night to fire the teachers. Also fired were the school's principal and other staff totaling 93 employees.

This is hard work and these are tough decisions, but students only have one chance for an education, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said, according to the Providence Journal. And when schools continue to struggle we have a collective obligation to take action.

The move is seen as a step to improve the level of education in the school.