Friday, August 8, 2014
Hey readers, great news! I would like congratulate Brian Panetta on his new job as Director of Bands @ Berkeley Preparatory School, Tampa, Florida.
With this news, there is no need to continue updating this blog with developments. The original intent was to help coordinate the online petition to get Brian rehired; however, I will leave the blog up as an online resource for when the next gay teacher gets fired from a Catholic school. Below, in the blog's archive, you will find a detailed history of the events associated with Brian's dismissal!
You are a lucky school, Berkeley, to have Brian as Director of Bands. He will do great things!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
This latest article is devastating at so many levels. Unfortunately, many people did not care one way or the other about a gay band director getting fired over gay wedding plans. But they do care about what was done to Denny Faber, the school's former athletic director: cruel, if you ask me; Shocks the conscience. To read the complete SR article, click here.
UPDATE: Denny Faber rehired, read article here.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
"The lawsuit notes the decision's timing made Frederick unable to secure employment with another district for the 2013-14 school year. She has allegedly suffered adverse health effects, humiliation, embarrassment, loss of reputation and loss of self-esteem as a result." - Sandusky RegisterA former Sandusky Central Catholic School teacher has filed a lawsuit against the school's education foundation, alleging officials terminated her employment because of her age. To read the complete article by the Sandusky Register, click here.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
"After a heated discussion, one school official told distraught teachers to "open their own school" if they thought they could manage one better, according to the teachers who spoke with the Register." - Sandusky RegisterThe Sandusky Register reports that the school will slash salaries of the school's veterans employees up to 20%. Teachers are in open rebellion, angry and talking to the press. To read the complete article, click here!
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
band director says he was fired for planning same-sex marriageIt happend at Mount de Sales Academy, a Catholic school in Macon, GA. To read the full report by the Macon Telegraph, click here. To view 13WMAZ's report, click here. The students have started a Save Flint Dollar Facebook page.