Date: March 14, 2011
One day after a 12-year-old girl drowned during a school trip, Harlem teacher Christine Rubino enraged school officials and community activists with her tasteless Facebook comments. One read, "After today, I am thinking the beach sounds like a wonderful idea for my 5thgraders! I HATE THEIR GUTS!" One friend followed up by asking, "Wouldn't you throw a life jacket to little Kwami?" Her response: "Yes, I would not throw a life jacket in for a million!!" She was fired, but recently won her job back at Brooklyn Public School 203. The world we live in.