I’m Not Crazy, I’m a Teacher!


A persevering Brooklyn, N.Y., high school teacher, Ronald Grassel, finally relented and submitted to a psychiatric evaluation originally ordered in 1997 when he angrily and overenthusiastically dumped teachers’ union literature in his principal’s office. Grassel had refused the exam and been benched, and for 14 years was neither fired nor paid while he filed unsuccessful legal actions to overturn the decision. A March New York Post item said when he finally got the exam in 2011, he was declared fit (his world-class obstinacy be damned). He was back in class by September 2012.

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