An unidentified teacher at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island -- where he and all his colleagues were fired -- hung an effigy of President Barack Obama in his classroom. According to news reports, the effigy was found in the classroom by Superintendent Frances Gallo.
Gallo told CNN that the foot-tall Obama doll was found hung by its feet from a white board and was holding a sign that said "Fire Central Falls teachers." Obama has called the firings in Central Falls an example of holding failing schools accountable.
The Central Falls Teachers Union has been fighting the firings at the high school, one of Rhode Island’s worst-performing schools. Jane Sessums, president of the teachers union, said in a written statement that the teacher hung the doll "as part of what he described as a lesson plan."