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4/19/06-Tyler

Bell Online Petition

Support for Bell Elementary teachers is popping up on the internet. An online petition has been posted, with hundreds of signatures, and comments urging TISD to consider rehiring the 2nd grade teachers, who resigned after participating in a skit deemed racially insensitive.

Supporters have left comments, saying "This is exactly why almost all states have teachers unions. This is a ridiculous firing." Another person commented, "Everyone of us has done something we are not proud of. I am a person of color, and what they did, did not offend me. These are some of the best teachers you have, and we cannot afford to lose them."

The petition will most likely be presented at the TISD board meeting tomorrow night. That public meeting starts at 7:00 at the Plyer Instructional Complex on Glenwood.

Lindsay Wilcox/Reporting: lwilcox@kltv.com

 

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