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In Burlington, a Racially Charged Investigation Raises Questions About a Principal's Departure

There are 5 comments on the Seven Days story from May 4, 2011, titled In Burlington, a Racially Charged Investigation Raises Questions About a Principal's Departure. In it, Seven Days reports that:

Abi Sessions had already retired from a long career in education when she was lured back in 2009 to helm the country's first elementary school with a sustainability theme .

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Dissident

Since: Apr 07

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#1 May 4, 2011
Why, because a boy peed on himself?

Her race card has expired!
Tim John

Spokane, WA

#2 May 4, 2011
People leave positions all the time, if she can't stomach the theme of education for sustainability, she is right to get out of the way of someone who can. However, that said, her actions show that she is unwilling to continue to educate herself...and she is in the wrong career field to project that continuous learning is not a reasonable approach to 'sustaining' one's employment ...while working in an upper-level education position.

Dissident

Since: Apr 07

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#3 May 4, 2011
Tim John wrote:
People leave positions all the time, if she can't stomach the theme of education for sustainability, she is right to get out of the way of someone who can. However, that said, her actions show that she is unwilling to continue to educate herself...and she is in the wrong career field to project that continuous learning is not a reasonable approach to 'sustaining' one's employment ...while working in an upper-level education position.
SO HOW IS A "TEACHER" IN AN "INNER CITY" SCHOOL SUPPOSED TO HANDLE A SITUATION LIKE THIS, HOLD HIS HANDS?

The "race card" has long outlived it's usefulness!
Tim John

Spokane, WA

#4 May 4, 2011
Dissident wrote:
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SO HOW IS A "TEACHER" IN AN "INNER CITY" SCHOOL SUPPOSED TO HANDLE A SITUATION LIKE THIS, HOLD HIS HANDS?
The "race card" has long outlived it's usefulness!
She's a principal, and I'm sure she knows how to investigate the demographics of her employment location, so she knew or should have known that she was entering an urban environment. She took the job, I'm sure beating out other qualified candidates for the position...only to leave because she didn't want to change with the dynamics of the position. She knew the theme of the school.

Oh, and according to her claims, she says the young child peeing on himself was not the reason she left...she provided the dicey reasons for which she left.

You may consider going back to school yourself, to get a refresher course in reading comprehension.

Zaius-PhD

“The doctor is in.”

Since: Apr 11

Davie, FL

#7 May 5, 2011
"This is my first experience in an urban area and working in an urban school is very different than working in a rural school."

Can you imagine? She was lucky to escape with her life.

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