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Showing posts from May 25, 2003
Fun Stuff From My Home Town BUSTER SOUTHERLY, GREEN LEFT WEEKLY - On May 1, poet, teacher, youth poetry coach and Green Left Weekly writer Bill Nevins received a terse notice from the Rio Rancho School District informing him that he has been fired from his Rio Rancho High School teaching position, effective from August. Reasons for his termination were not stated. Nevins has requested an explanation. Nevins was suspended on March 17 from his job as a humanities teacher and coach of the RRHS Poetry Team/Write Club. RRHS is the largest public high school in New Mexico, built with funding from the Intel Corporation in the late 1990s. Nevins' suspension came soon after a student poetry club member read "Revolution X", an anti-government, anti-war social-commentary poem, over the school's closed-circuit TV system. Following Nevins' suspension, student poets were questioned by the RRHS administration and their poems were "investigated" for &