I have no way of knowing if Rafe Equith is innocent or guilty.
"United Teachers Los Angeles, the district union, has not taken a stance on Esquith's case. But it has repeatedly expressed concerns about whether investigators are targeting teachers for minor infractions or reasons other than misconduct."
My gripe has been that districts prefer to get rid of expensive career teachers and replace them with less experienced newbies. This is particularly true for veteran teachers who prefer to speak out on education issues that rub admin the wrong way. Unlike employment in the private sector where support for the company line is appropriate, public school employment allows teachers to speak out on issues. Unfortunately such speech may be the route to termination.
It is often pointed out that most teachers support the Common Core. Of course publicly most teachers support CCSS as they like staying employed.
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