“Where Do I Go To Get My Name Back” or “Killing the Messenger” — Which Is It?

From today’s AP Story:

The state Department of Education has found no evidence that a Boston principal encouraged fourth-graders to cheat on a statewide exam, her lawyer confirmed.
The state investigation supports the findings of Boston Public Schools, which has reinstated Antoinette Brady as principal of the Eliot Elementary School in the city’s North End.

In letters to state officials in May, fourth-grade students claimed that Brady told them to change their answers.
The students’ teacher, Jennifer P. Day, had them write the letters after they allegedly told her Brady had suggested they change their answers. The teacher then sent the letters to the state, and the investigation began during the final week of the school year.

Day, who was not rehired for the fall, said she feels bad for the students.
“I wouldn’t want to be a kid in that school,” she said. “They told their version of the events, and the district didn’t believe it.”

So either Day, now looking for work, is a nutty liar who convinced fourth graders to try to get the principal fired… or she is a whistleblower who got fired for bringing attention to a principal trying to game the system. Sheesh. Either way, a bunch of nine-year-olds are in the middle.

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