The whistleblowing teacher who was booted from an elite Manhattan private school for casting it as a leftist indoctrination site has released audio recordings of his supposedly woke principal questioning aspects of the institute’s progressive approach.
On Tuesday, teacher Paul Rossi appeared to provide proof that Grace Church School chief George Davison privately agreed that the curriculum was “demonizing” white students and that he had “grave” doubts about the school’s direction
Davison had denied making any of the statements in an emailed response to Rossi.
“You misquoted me and attributed to me things that I had never said nor would ever say in the press,” he wrote in an email to Rossi. “Your actions were unprofessional and I still defended your right to have a point of view. I will not in an email get into a point by point rebuttal because I know that you are not trustworthy given your past performance.”
But the math teacher, who has been barred from his classroom for the rest of the year, released several audio clips Tuesday that he said clearly back up his accounts.
Rossi sparked controversy at the exclusive school last week with an essay that accused administrators of choking off dissent and fixating on race.
A school spokesman said he has been prohibited from teaching for the rest of year because several students asked to be removed from his class.
Rossi returned fire in an email to Davison Monday — accusing his boss of adopting progressive positions in public while questioning them behind closed doors.
“In support of those who will inevitably be scared into silence by seeing the price I am now paying for speaking up, I am compelled to share what you have told me in previous conversations,” Rossi wrote in a letter that was posted online.
Rossi said Davison told him he had “grave doubts about some of the doctrinaire stuff that gets spouted at us in the name of antiracism.”
One of the recordings appears to back that up.
Davison, who is leaving Grace at the end of next school year, also said the approach was “demonizing white people for being born” and making white kids “feel less than, for nothing they are personally responsible for.”
“While I cannot know for certain, I suspect that the reason you have not shared these concerns with the broader Grace community is because you know exactly what happens to people who do,” Rossi wrote. “It is what is happening to me right now.”
The school did not immediately comment on the new recordings Tuesday.