Friday, August 10, 2007

Critical thinking

I keep saying that many school professionals need further training in critical thinking. That might have helped in this case:

New York principal to be fired over school chicken blood ritual
The Associated Press
Published: August 7, 2007

NEW YORK: A New York City school principal accused of performing religious rituals with chicken blood, incense and candles in an attempt to cleanse the school of negative energy will be fired, the Department of Education said Tuesday.

Maritza Tamayo paid a woman to lead several Santeria rituals during midwinter break in 2006, when students were not at the Unity Center for Urban Technologies, according to Richard Condon, the special commissioner of investigation for city schools. Tamayo coerced staff members to participate in and help pay for the cost of the ceremonies, investigators said..

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