Do Something: Sign a petition
Ohanian Comment: It's distressing to learn this is happening in Concord, Massachusetts, home of Emerson and Thoreau. I signed the petition (even though I don't like Move On) .
If you want more details of this case, go here.
As budgets grow tighter, more and more teachers at the top of the salary schedule can expect this--particularly if they are outspoken.
Let Merrie Najimy know that you care. Go to the url below and sign the petition.
And kudos to Barbara Madeloni. Michael Winerip wrote about how she followed her conscience and defied Pearson.
by Barbara Madeloni
For 15 years, Merrie Najimy received exemplary evaluations, earned the respect of parents, faculty and administrators, and won the love of her third grade students. Subsequent to her election as President of the Concord Teachers Association and her organizing activity as a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association Board of Directors, the current school administration has utilized the evaluation system to target her. On April 30, 2013, her principal recommended not to rehire Merrie Najimy.
That's why I signed a petition to Diana Rigby, superintendent, Concord Public Schools and School Committee, Concord Public Schools, which says:
"We, the undersigned call on the Concord Public School Committee and Superintendent to immediately end the harassment and retaliation against Concord Teachers Association President Merrie Najimy and keep her in her classroom where she belongs."
Will you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name: