Iowa teacher’s aide fired for calling ‘Huckleberry Finn’ racist
Clark Kauffman | July 16, 2012
Naiya Galloway, 31, was fired by Hillcrest Family Services, a privately run K-12 school that is certified by the Iowa Department of Education through the Dubuque public schools. The school helps students who have mental health issues or behavior problems.
Galloway was employed by the school for six months in 2011, monitoring children in the classroom and helping with student discipline. According to state records made public last month, Galloway became upset one day when the teacher in her classroom mentioned the Ku Klux Klan in a discussion of historical and political events.