It’s Official: Hope Moffett Will Be Fired

The School District has recommended the outspoken Audenreid High School teacher be terminated

It’s a banner day for Philadelphia’s educational system. After spending days in “teacher jail,” Audenreid High School’s Hope Moffett, a lauded teacher in our struggling school system, will be fired. The official reason for her termination: She endangered students by giving them tokens and encouraging them to attend a protest against the policies of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman. The suspected reason: Moffett was extremely vocal in her criticism of a district plan to make Audenried a Renaissance School. What the students can take away from this: Standing up for what you believe in will only get you screwed over. [The Notebook]