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Fired for Teaching about Trayvon: Re-Hire Brooke Harris at Pontiac Academy for Excellence

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Brooke Harris was fired from the Pontiac Academy for Excellence in Michigan after helping her students organize a fundraiser for Trayvon Martin’s family.

She knew how important it is to give students opportunities to bring real-world experiences into the classroom. Her mainly African-American students wanted to know more about Trayvon Martin’s death, and Ms. Harris seized the teachable moment. 

Stories like Brooke’s are outrageous in their own right, but even worse, they create an atmosphere of fear that hobbles our best teachers.

Sign the petition and tell administrators we will not tolerate the silencing of our nation’s best teachers.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Pontiac Academy for Excellence
    Pontiac Academy for Excellence
  • Pontiac Academy for Excellence
    Dr. Ann K. Suziedelis
  • Pontiac Academy for Excellence
    Benjamin Anderson
  • Pontiac Academy for Excellence
    Ronald Borgesser
  • Pontiac Academy for Excellence
    Thomas Layman
  • Pontiac Academy for Excellence
    Mary Richardson
  • Pontiac Academy for Excellence
    Dr. Carey Ford
  • Pontiac Academy for Excellence
    Tamara Orza-Ramos
  • Pontiac Academy for Excellence
    Stephanie Sears-Booth


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