Yesterday, I wrote about a Texas teacher who was fired after her racist Facebook post about the McKinney pool incident became national news. Another educational figure has been placed on leave for a Facebook post related to the story.
The person in question is Alberto Iber, the principal of North Miami High School. Here’s the post:
That’s it. It’s literally three sentences, but it was enough to result in Iber’s removal as principal. In a statement about the removal, Superintendent Alberto Carvahlo said:
“Judgment is the currency of honesty. Insensitivity — intentional or perceived — is both unacceptable and inconsistent with our policies, but more importantly with our expectation of common sense behavior that elevates the dignity and humanity of all, beginning with children.”
North Miami High School is 99% African-American.
Iber, who has since been reassigned to administrative duties with the school district, said in a statement, “I support law enforcement, and also the community and students that I serve as the proud principal of North Miami Senior High. The comment I posted was simply made as the result of a short video that I watched and my personal opinion.”
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