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Elizabeth Freeman Mrs. Dyer Journalism 10-9-17 News writing Parent of sophomore Casey Thompson will present a petition regarding the reinstatement of world history teacher James Bender during the school board meeting Monday. The school board has not announced if it will make a decision regarding the Bender case. “The bottom line is, Mr. Bender is a great teacher,” parent of sophomore student Helen Thompson said. “He may not share my views politically, but that doesn’t matter. This petition speaks volumes. I have not found one parent, Democrat or Republican, who won’t sign it.” More than 350 Leaguetown parents-more than half the parents at the highschool- have signed a petition to support the reinstatement of Bender. Mr. Bender worked with the students after school, before school, during lunch, and even has gone to kids’ homes on Saturdays if they don’t show up for tutorials. “I hated losing Mr. Bender,” principal Gabe Carter said. “I’ve never had a teacher so dedicated to ensuring that all of his kids succeed. He’s an incredible teacher and a great
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