Bring Mitts Back!
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Teachers who go the extra mile to help students in need should be rewarded, not given a choice between being fired or resigning. Please sign this petition and join others in asking Principal Justin Robertson of Red Bank High School in Tennessee to give Miss Mitts her job back, pay her salary for the time she was unemployed, publicly apologize to her, and get extra insurance so that teachers like Miss Mitts are protected when they go the extra mile to help students in need.
Here is what Miss Mitts did. When a young student needed to go see the doctor because the school nurse thought she had pneumonia, Miss Mitts volunteered to take her to the hospital and foot the bill for any charges she would incur because the student did not have health insurance. When Principal Roberts heard that she did this, he called her into his office and told her that what she did was a "liability." Miss Mitts had been given a warning last year for taking a young student with a 105 temperature to the doctor WITH the student's parent's permission. She was told not to do it again but she thought it was OK this time because the student with suspected pneumonia was 20 years old and therefore a legal adult. Even though both students may have suffered harm by not going to the doctor, Principal Roberts saw fit to give Miss Mitts the choice of being fired or resigning for her good deeds.
If you believe that good deeds should be rewarded and not punished, please sign this petition to ask for justice.
If you're still not sure, you can watch this video from 2012 about Miss Mitts when she won the Golden Apple Award for her teaching.http://youtu.be/qgavkULjv_U