Fairfax Teacher Placed on Leave for Alleged Racial Insensitivity

Marilyn Bart of George C. Marshall High School was placed on paid leave

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012  |  Updated 7:28 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Fairfax Teacher Accused of Racial Insensitivity

advertisement

Marilyn Bart, a Fairfax County teacher accused of racially insensitive behavior, has been placed on paid leave.

Bart is being investigated for allegedly asking an African-American student to read a poem “blacker.”

Jordan Shumate, a 14-year-old ninth grader at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, was reading Langston Hughes’ "Ballad of the Landlord" when Bart asked him to read it "blacker." Bart allegedly said to Jordan, "I thought you were black."

The school system's Office of Equity and Compliance is investigating.

Bart’s attorney told The Washington Post that Bart intends to cooperate with the investigation.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13 Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out