Saturday, February 20, 2010

Rhee detail reasons behind firing one teacher

In response to DC Councilman Gray request for information about statements she made in a recent Fast Company article DC Chancellor Rhee gave more details around a teacher who was fired for having sex with students.
The D.C. public school teacher accused of sexual misconduct before he was laid off in October allegedly had sex with an 18-year-old special-needs student, resulting in her pregnancy, Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee told D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray in a letter.

Rhee did not name the teacher, student or school in the Feb. 12 letter. She did reveal that police and prosecutors told school officials that because of the student's age, the allegation did not warrant criminal investigation.

"It is DCPS' understanding that the student continues to maintain that her former teacher is the father of her child and is seeking to establish paternity," Rhee wrote. "She is receiving assistance from relevant District social services agencies."
A copy of Rhee's letter can be found here.

UPDATE: The Examiner has more.

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