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Renowned Educator Rafe Esquith, Fired for Misconduct, Returns to a Classroom

The nationally renowned elementary teacher Rafe Esquith, who was fired by the Los Angeles Board of Education last year amid allegations of misconduct, is back in a classroom, according to a Washington Post column

RafeEsquith_300.jpgEsquith, who was celebrated for his passionate teaching style and who wrote popular books, like Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire, was suspended last spring after joking that his fifth graders might have to perform in their next Shakespeare play naked if they didn't raise enough money for the production—a reference to a passage in Huckleberry Finn, which the class was reading.

The Los Angeles school...

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