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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-12 12:40 PM
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Two charter school teachers in NY fired for getting pregnant.
Teachers need union protection against situations like this. It took years to get to the point where teachers had the right to make their own decisions on this issue. It was not always that way.

We are going backwards in rights of teachers and most women I think. My 2nd year as a teacher I almost didn't tell my principal I had just found out I was pregnant. But morning sickness gave it away. The rules did not allow women to teach while pregnant.

This is ridiculous to go back in time this way.

Charter School Teachers Say They Were Fired for Getting Pregnant

Leslie Cruz and Loyda Suero (Photo via EDLP)

Two teachers at a charter school denounced the way that they were fired. They called the school administration autocratic and discriminatory, and said that favoritism rules.

Loyda Suero, of Dominican heritage, and Leslie Cruz, of Puerto Rican descent, taught Spanish to 5-year-old children this past spring semester in the bilingual Jardn de Infancia classroom, at South Bronx Charter School for International Cultures and the Arts, located at 577 East 139th Street in the Bronx.

However, although both teachers said they had a good relationship with the children, the parents, and the school administration, Suero said that in her case, everything changed when she announced she was pregnant.

The principal, Evelyn Hey, told me that she wanted a teacher who was going to be with the children for the entire year, said Suero, age 24, who will give birth in February and promised to only take one month of maternity leave.

The principal indicated to one of them that teachers needed to plan to give birth in the summer months.

This newspaper, a project of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, had an interview scheduled with the principal. It was cancelled an hour before on advice of legal counsel.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-12 06:31 PM
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1. these knuckle-draggers are making their last vicious attempt to return America back to the way
Edited on Mon Jul-16-12 06:32 PM by Divine Discontent
it was before true Civil Rights started to be pursued by the masses who weren't fully white, male, straight, and Christian (I got three outta four, dang that being attracted to the same sex always ruins my WASPiness!) :rofl:

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