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Hope Returns to a Philly Classroom

March 19, 2011 am31 9:32 am

It’s nice to win one these days.

Hope Moffett had the audacity to speak out against the district’s unwarranted closing of Audenried HS. Hope is a teacher, TfA for a matter of fact. So the district removed her from the classroom, trumped up some charges after the fact, (added to them that she had publicly shared the fact that she had been exiled!), and moved rapidly to fire her.

Hope did not stay quiet. The order not to talk about someone’s charges? That’s to protect that person’s privacy. Hope did not care about her privacy, she cared about her school, colleagues, students. The Philadelphia Federation of Teacher backed her. With a strong statement. And a rally. And then with lawyers. Politicians joined in.

[I’ve been following this amazing story on The Notebook, the goto blog for Philly schools news – jd]

And the district folded. Hope was retroactively suspended for a week, but in one classroom in Philly, Hope returns on Monday.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Zulma Villalba permalink
    March 19, 2011 am31 10:15 am 10:15 am

    Wonderful! It’s good to hear about this victory and in our profession, there’s “Hope” on our side.

  2. March 19, 2011 pm31 2:05 pm 2:05 pm

    Finally, one for the good guys…. Thanks for keeping us in the loop…

    Pat

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