Nearly two dozen people, including representatives of the federation, protested outside the school board office today.
Rudy Crew (HANDOUT PHOTO)
A week ago, the DeKalb school board made the unusual move to not hire Crew after naming him as their top pick for the district's top job. The board voted 4-3 on May 11 to not hire Crew after public push back over his history leading school districts in New York City and Miami.
Federation president Verdaillia Turner said about 23 people protested this morning outside the school board office. One person held a sign reading “Hire a man who knows public schools” and another held a sign saying “Rudy, right man for tough times,” according to photographs Turner provided.
A photo provided by Georgia Federation of Teachers president Verdaillia Turner shows a protest outside the DeKalb County school board office on Monday, May 18, 2020.
“We were as astonished as others were when Dr. Crew was not approved,” said Turner, in a written statement.