Read Paul’s Story
On April 13th, 2021, a high school math teacher named Paul Rossi wrote an article in Common Sense with Bari Weiss about anti-racism training and pedagogy that was harmful to his students.
The school’s response was swift. On April 15th, Paul was told not to report to school.
On Sunday April 18th, the head of school sent a letter to the Grace Church community that disparaged Paul’s actions, and asserted that his essay “contains glaring omissions and inaccuracies.” The letter also informed the school that Paul had been “relieved of his teaching duties” and would no longer be welcome to enter the building “without prior coordination.”
Paul responded to the head of school, George Davison. We encourage everyone to read this letter.
On April 19th, Grace Church gave the media an email from the head of school claiming that Paul had “misquoted” him.
On April 20th, FAIR released audio from a March 2nd, 2021 conversion between Paul Rossi and the Grace Church head of school that confirm the quotes.
We encourage teachers, parents, and others to speak up and end the spiral of silence. FAIR exists to advance civil rights and liberties, and a common culture of fairness, understanding and humanity.
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