There are now four R’s of education: reading (w)riting, (a)rithmetic and resolution. Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell will introduce a resolution today calling for the School District of Philadelphia to keep Hope Moffett in her job.
The resoultion, which the Public School Notebook has a copy of, reviews the history of the tension between Moffett and the district surrounding Audenried High School’s turnover to a charter company.
Part of the resolution reads:
“Whereas, in the midst of large-scale changes within the School District, the professional and personal opinions of all stakeholders are welcomed and encouraged; and
Whereas, it is severe and unwarranted sanction to be fired for an issue involving school tokens where it was done openly and with positive intentions; and
Whereas, it is important that students learn to be involved in educational experiences both inside and outside the classroom”
Moffett faces termination with Superintendent Arlene Ackerman saying the teacher endangered her students by giving them tokens to leave the school.