Saturday, October 22, 2005

An Argument for Tenure

Note the following recent development as an example of why public school teachers have fought so hard to keep tenure--clearly, it's not just about maintaining a "job for life." (This woman was fired for a job she used to have!)

Anti-abortion mother got teacher ousted

By Todd Milbourn -- Bee Staff Writer
Published 2:15 am PDT Saturday, October 22, 2005
Story appeared on Page A1 of The Bee

The mother of a Loretto High School student obtained photographs that exposed a drama teacher as a former Planned Parenthood volunteer, a revelation that led to the teacher's firing last week. It wasn't the first time Wynette Sills raised her anti-abortion views on the all-female, private Catholic campus.

Sills, who leads anti-abortion rallies outside Sacramento-area Planned Parenthood offices three times a week, complained to school administrators last year about a classroom presentation on domestic violence, said Gail Erlandson, a theology teacher for 11 years at Loretto.

Finish complete article at The Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/13752350p-14594085c.html

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