Despite Praise & Permission, Detroit Teacher Fired for Helping Students’ Trayvon Martin Fundraiser

An eighth grade charter school teacher in Michigan has been fired after helping her students organize a fundraiser for Trayvon Martin’s parents. Brooke Harris and her students at Pontiac Academy for Excellence drew up a plan to raise money by donating one dollar each to wear a hoodie to school, as Martin had worn when he was shot dead. She obtained permission for the fundraiser but her Superintendent opposed the plan. Harris was initially suspended and ... Full Story »

Posted by Dwight Rousu
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Subjects: World, U.S., Business, Education
Topics: Racism, Labor
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Posted by: Posted by Dwight Rousu - Apr 13, 2012 - 12:25 PM PDT
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Edited by: Dwight Rousu - Apr 13, 2012 - 12:26 PM PDT

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