This has been out there a couple of days, but just in case you missed it, it's a bombshell.
Here's a brief recap what came before. Try to follow along:
- Paul Rossi, a middle school math teacher at Grace, blows the whistle by going public with an expose on neo-racist Critical Race Theory run amuck at Grace (after trying and failing internally).
- Headmaster George Davison says Rossi shouldn't come to school this week for "his own protection."
- Then he says don't come for the school's protection.
- Then he says don't bother ever coming back, and don't even come in the building for any reason.
- Then Davison sends a school-wide letter which is highly critical of Rossi and says he made "glaring omissions and inaccuracies."
- Rossi responds with a letter of his own, relating that in a private conversation between them Davison was sympathetic to some of the points Rossi was making, in particular that they were "demonizing" white children.
- Davison accuses Rossi of lying, saying he never made these statements.
And here's the update:
Rossi knew he had to protect himself, so he recorded* the conversation with Davison. Sure enough, Davison said, word for word, what Rossi said he did.
My question for Davison is this:
You apparently know, on some level, that all this is insane. You are retiring at the end of the year. And yet, even you didn't stand up to the madness. Why?
I'm not a lawyer, but it strikes me Rossi has grounds for both a wrongful termination suit (when he is formally fired) and a defamation suit.
I hope it happens.
*Note that this is perfectly legal in New York State.