Yesterday, the Royal Oak School board voted to terminate Meg McGuire. In doing so, they made a grave mistake. Meg is a teacher who shook up the system, not afraid to question why the school's overall test scores were so low, or why the teachers had to spend so much of their time outside of the classroom. She started a math tutoring club for kids of all grades and classes to help boost math scores. She helped bring music back to the school by starting a recorder club when musical instrument instruction was cut. She is planning to legally fight the termination, as the basis of the firing was unjust. One of the very few things brought up as reasoning for the firing was that she didn't implement technology in the classroom. The principal had bought iPads for each room, but told the teachers that they were financially responsible for any lost tablets. Meg had no locking furniture or closets in the room (as promised by the teacher union contract she would), so refused to take the iPad. However, she taught technology from the computer lab, and had all students make their own Powerpoint presentations with internet research, but it wasn't enough for the principal, who finally had her locking cabinet delivered the week she was fired.
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Please help us parents fund any legal costs she may incur, and in the case that an employment lawyer takes the case without any fees (fingers crossed!!), lets help make sure she can get there transportation-wise by making a car emergency fixing fund (her car has a passenger door that doesn't open and mounting issues).
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