PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey school district has punished a special education teacher for comments she made that were caught on an undercover tape.
Alissa Ploshnick was suspended for nine days and will be docked a pay raise.
The teacher used the “N” word and joked about how hard it is to fire tenured teachers.
Ploshnick’s comments were featured in a “Teachers Unions Gone Wild” that appeared online. The footage from a New Jersey Education Association leadership conference was released by James O’Keefe III. He posed as a pimp in a video that brought down the ACORN group.
Passaic Superintendent Robert Holster told The Star-Ledger of Newark he considered bringing a harsher punishment of tenure charges.
Holster said Ploshnick’s comments were “professionally insulting” and irresponsible.
Ploshnick did not respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.
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