One teacher has been back at her job since March. Another is ready to settle with Houston ISD for a year's salary and her promise that she will never apply to work for HISD again, according to her attorney Larry Watts.
But the third and fourth teachers originally accused of helping students cheat on tests at Atherton Elementary are more concerned about their good names than money, according to Watts, who, borrowing a line from The Merchant of Venice ("Who steals my purse steals trash ... but he that filches from me my good name ... makes me poor indeed"), vowed Tuesday to continue battling on their behalf and to wrest an apology from HISD Superintendent Terry Grier.
"We want [Grier] to tell the state that we didn't do anything; that your evidence is not good," Wattts said.
"Sherri Jackson has returned to Atherton, Veronica Davis is settling and Reuel Sosa and Jennifer Sterling are fighting it," Watts said. "They don't want money. All it would take is for Grier to admit he was wrong. There was no evidence."