Asst. Principal Says Won’t Hire Conservative, Catholics Teachers: Vid

At a glance

  • Cos Cob Elementary School Assistant Principal Jeremy Boland appeared to admit discriminating on basis of age, religion, political ideals in hiring.
  • Boland discussed efforts to teach students how to take “progressive” approaches to issues.
  • “You’re teaching them  how to think,’ he said. “It doesn’t matter what they think about. If they think about it in a logical progressive way, that becomes their habit.”
  • In video-journalist’s attempt to clarify statement, Boland said, “The open minded, more progressive teachers are actually more savvy about delivering a Democratic message without really ever having to mention politics.”
  • Boland reportedly placed on immediate leave after video release.
  • Greenwich Schools superintendent vows “full investigation.”

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