Thursday, May 24, 2018

Principal fires heralded teacher for not-good-news articles

What do you do when you’re principal of a school whose newspaper and yearbook adviser with 34 years of experience in 3 states has been labeled the best in the country and whose students have won more than 175 national and state awards in one year?

Fire her, if you’re first-year Prosper, Texas High School principal John Burdett.

Her crime? Making the school look bad. Happy news only, Burdett demanded.

Lori Oglesbee-Petter was at the helm when articles about a canceled movie night and a change in the 10th grade curriculum were cited for “making the school look bad.”

Additional editorials were banned.

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