Fired Teacher Andrés Rodríguez Files Request For Reconsideration
Wednesday, August 01 2012 @ 02:26 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: It's a common thing here in Panama. Many times when there's an action taken such as this, the decision to fire Andrés Rodríguez from his teaching position, the very first level of appeal is to formally ask for a "reconsideration" from the same people who decided to fire him in the first place. They will most likely deny his request, and then the appeal process will go on up the chain from there. In fact there are thousands of public school teachers in Panama, and Andrés Rodríguez only represents a relatively small minority faction. There's not enough support for this guy in the system to shut down the school system, for example. He can muster a small crowd, but not a massive following.