CPS fired my friend Xian Barrett and 2112 others.

By Fred Klonsky


CPS calls teacher’s mom to tell him he’s getting laid off
BY LAUREN FITZPATRICK Education Reporter lfitzpatrick@suntimes.com July 19, 2013 12:18PM

Gage Park High School teacher Xian Barrett learned Friday morning he was one of 2,113 Chicago Public Schools employees losing his job from his mother.

Why the principal called his emergency contact instead of his primary number, he isn’t sure. But when Barrett returned the message his mother relayed from his principal, he was read the script thanking him for his service — but pink-slipping him.

“The fact that there’s a script and it has in it, ‘Thank you for the service …read more Source: Fred Klonsky

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