Hope Returns to a Philly Classroom
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.