Public School Is Just Like Prison Anyway


Harold Wright Jr. is the principal of Baker Middle School in Tacoma, Washington. Also, he's a convicted rapist:

[Wright] was principal of Baker Middle School before July 12, when he was found guilty of third-degree rape, a felony. He remains principal today, because he has refused to give up his position as expected.

In the meantime, Wright, 36, continues to collect his $8,245-a-month salary, something he's been doing since February, when he was first charged. So far, the district appears to have paid him at least $45,000 for time he wasn't working.

There are some crimes that allow for immediate discharge of a school administrator in Washington. Rape just isn't one of them.

Elsewhere in reason: John Stossel explains how to fire an incompetent teacher.

Via Joanne Jacobs.