She should have been fired but the Woonsocket teacher was allowed to resign. Big win for the students.
Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angelica Infante Green responded to a tweet sent out by a Woonsocket teacher who “offered to pay someone with COVID-19 to cough on President Trump” by calling it “unprofessional and not acceptable.” The Education Commissioner was responding to a story on DePetro.com (the website of the John DePetro Show) https://www.depetro.com/2020/03/woonsocket-teacher-offers-to-pay-someone-with-coronavirus-to-cough-on-trump/. Amy Bednarz, a 6th-grade teacher at Villa Nova Middle school in Woonsocket, used an alias on Twitter of Proud Teacher and tweeted out Sunday ” Somebody with COVID 19, I will pay you to cough on #Trump.” Commissioner InFante Green reacted to the story on www.depetro.com by tweeting, “I was saddened & disappointed to see this tweet-it is unprofessional and sends the wrong message during a time when our whole education community is setting a national example. This is not acceptable and certainly not representative of the overwhelming majority of RI teachers.”