How the News Covers Rafe Esquith
Famed teacher files $1B class-action suit against L.A. schools, Ann O'Neill, CNN, Oct. 15, 2015
The nation's second largest school district has been hit with a $1 billion class-action lawsuit alleging it conducts "witch hunts" against older teachers in a "shrewd" effort to save money on retirement benefits.
The suit was filed Thursday on behalf of about 2,000 teachers by Rafe Esquith, 61, one of the Los Angeles Unified School District's best-known and most popular teachers.
Attorney for famed teacher Rafe Esquith files class action suit against L.A. Unified by Zahira Torres Los Angeles Times, Oct. 15, 2015
Teacher Rafe Esquith's misconduct investigation is a high-profile test for LAUSD's 'tiger team' by Howard Blume and Zahira Torres, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 15, 2015
Report: Legendary L.A. Teacher Rafe Esquith Fired for Misconduct, by Elisha McNeill, Education Week, Oct. 15, 2015
World-famous teacher files $1 billion lawsuit against Los Angeles schools to end teacher jail by Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, Oct. 16, 2015
Teacher's $1B Lawsuit Accuses LA District of Targeting Older Educators, by Morgan Chilson, NewsMax, Oct. 16, 2015
Question: How long will it take the New York Times to decide to cover this story? Put "Rafe Esquith" into a search at The Times and what appears for the past year is this authorless item from Reuters: Award-Winning Teacher Fired Over Misconduct Allegations: LA Times
Keep searching and you'll find this item from 2003:
That's the entire item: arts educator Rafe Esquith.
compiled by Susan Ohanian
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