Hey, cool, stomp on the flag in a classroom and you get to resign with an $85,0000 bonus.
The South Carolina high school teacher who stomped on the US flag while instructing students about freedom received a settlement for $85,000. He was removed from the classroom after his lesson became public knowledge.
As part of the settlement, he will resign. He was given $85,000, will be paid until June 7, and he will have his attorney fees of $32,000 covered. It was the deal the district had to make to avoid a lawsuit. In total, he cost the district $150,000.
This isn’t unusual. It is happening all over the country. This district got away cheap – lawsuits cost much more and the district could lose.
We need tort reform in education.