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Elementary teacher Katie Rinderle and attorney Craig Goodmark await the Cobb County (Georgia) School Board’s decision on Rinderle’s termination. (Ross Williams/Georgia Recorder)

Cobb School Board votes to fire teacher who read book about gender identity

BY: - August 18, 2023

Georgia’s Cobb County School District rejected the advice of a disciplinary tribunal Thursday night and terminated Katie Rinderle, the elementary school teacher who came under fire from some parents after reading a picture book touching on topics of gender fluidity. Speaking after the 4-3 party line vote, Craig Goodmark, an attorney representing Rinderle said the […]

Attorney Craig Goodmark presents evidence in Cobb County, Georgia, teacher Katie Rinderle’s termination tribunal on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023. (Ross Williams/Georgia Recorder)

Georgia teacher grilled over book illustrating gender roles in test of ‘divisive concepts’ law

BY: - August 11, 2023

A Cobb County teacher under fire for reading a picture book touching on gender norms made her case Thursday, the first day of a two-day tribunal that will determine whether she can keep her job. The case is believed to be the first time a Georgia teacher is facing job loss under Georgia’s 2022 divisive […]