LA Times Gets Unlikely Support For Decision To Publish Allegations Against Famed LA Teacher is by Alexander Russo, and is the best up-to-date “take” on the Rafe Esquith saga. I still don’t think the district has shown any concrete evidence of serious charges, though some of the recently released emails are clearly inappropriate. See bottom of this post for even more up-to-date info.
I’ve previously published a number of posts about what’s been going on with legendary Los Angeles teacher Rafe Esquith, who was fired this week by the Los Angeles School Board.
More information has been coming out, and I thought readers might find it useful if I brought them all together in one post, which I will continue to update.
Obviously, few of us know all the details. However, considering the recent lack of leadership from the School District (A Very Beginning List Of The Best Articles On The iPad Debacle In Los Angeles Schools) and the clearly botched way they have been handling their investigation of Esquith, I am included to give him the benefit of the doubt.
You might also be interested in “There Are No Shortcuts”: An Interview With Rafe Esquith, one of my Education Week Teacher columns from a couple of years ago.
Look these over and make your decision:
Parents are angry no one told them what happened to teacher Rafe Esquith is from The LA Times.
L.A. school board fires Rafe Esquith, one of nation’s most lauded teachers is from The Washington Post.
JUST IN: LAUSD slapped with $1 billion lawsuit to end teacher jails is from The LA School Report.
Teacher Rafe Esquith’s misconduct investigation is a high-profile test for LAUSD panel is from the LA Times.
Former L.A. Unified teacher Rafe Esquith can continue with his lawsuit, judge rules is from The L.A Times.
Fired by L.A. schools, star teacher takes his Shakespeare lessons elsewhere is from The Washington Post.