This did, however, make the LA Times, so I guess that's something. Considering their readership, that means at least 7 people saw this story!
So, let's see what happened:
When the school board in this rural community voted to get rid of popular math teacher Ryan Dutton in September, the students at Tioga High School were so upset, the entire school boycotted class the next day. Then they decided to save his job.
What started as a civics class project soon became much more: a campaign to remove all five board members of Big Oak Flat-Groveland Unified School District.
Interesting! Why did he get fired?
Dutton, 31, a former professional football player, lost his job over allegations that he cheated in a course he took last spring at Cal State Fresno. The university cleared him and apologized for "any misunderstanding," but the board has refused to reinstate him.
OK, so we still don't have an answer to our question. Why did he get fired? Well, you have to read through page 2 to find out. There are implications of a principal/superintendent (same person) on a power trip, shady dealings on the part of the school board, and definite WASC accreditation issues.
This place is dysfunctional. Go take a read--you may feel better about your own school and district!