See this Washington Post story for an update
Rafe Esquith, the extraordinary Los Angeles teacher (you can see an interview I did with him last year here) has been suspended from the classroom, allegedly because he recited a Mark Twain quotation to his class.
The whole thing sounds insane. You can read a Los Angeles Times article about the situation here and a comment left at a local CBS station story that may or may not shed a little more light on what happened.
I’ll be looking forward to getting the full story and, with luck, to seeing Rafe back in the classroom.
Here’s a short video of him giving advice to new teachers: