The school district's statement sounds at least as disingenuous as the original article. It is a sad, sad story. Reminds me of the old horse in Animal Farm.
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>Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 12:04:59 -0400
>From: "Judy Decker" <email@example.com>
>Subject: [teacherartexchange] More on Art Teacher from Texas
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Dear Art Educators,
>As I suspected, there is a lot more to the story..... Ken Rohrer wrote
>to the school and got a reply. I won't post the entire reply, just an
>"This is not about a field trip to an art museum. The timing of
>circumstances has allowed the teacher to wave that banner and it has
>played well in the media. FISD is a strong supporter of the arts and
>the Dallas Museum of Arts - our art program is rich and award-winning.
>"At issue here are performance concerns and the ability of a
>supervisor to address these concerns."
>"What is getting lost here is that this is not about a field trip,
>censorship, or a parent complaint. It is not about age, tenure or
>salary level as has also been suggested in the media. This is about a
>school administrator working to help an employee improve her job
>performance and to improve the educational experience of students."
>This came from the personnel director of the school.
>I guess I should have researched the facts more before I posted the NBC article.
>There are two sides to every story......
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