Protests Continue for Second Day

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By Sarah Asch

Students and parents continued to gather in the front of Tam before school for a second day on March 14 to protest the non-reelection of three math teachers. The decision to designate Ryan Federoff, Juan Vidal and Anders Fairbanks as non-reelects for next fall was announced on February 28 and upheld by the school board on March 12. On March 13, the morning after the board’s ruling, approximately 30 people protested with signs in front of school. On March 14, the number of protesters increased to approximately 80.

Tam parent Claudia Searle explained she was protesting on behalf of the dismissed math teachers. “I’m here to support them and ask for more transparency on the process of making this decision,” she said.

Junior Elli Goldberg echoed the sentiment. “Our teachers are always there to support us,” Goldberg said. “So we’re here to support them.”