Hite says he'll work for healing after T-shirt flap

Posted: October 10, 2012

Philadelphia School Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. will join Mayor Nutter and the head of the teachers' union to help the Charles Carroll High School community move forward from the Mitt Romney T-shirt controversy, Hite said Monday night in a statement.

Late last month, teacher Lynette Gaymon had taken student Samantha Pawlucy to task for wearing a Romney T-shirt to school. The story broke last week and garnered national attention. Pawlucy, 16, has not returned to the Port Richmond school since the episode became public.

Hite said that he, Nutter, and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan would work directly with the high school community "to assist them in moving away" from the controversy and "toward a conversation that brings together diverse beliefs, inspires understanding, and heals." - Robert Moran

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