Gov. Quinn: Brother devastated after losing high school coaching job – Springfield, IL – The State Journal-Register

14 Mar

Wonder if he will think it ‘devastating’ when teachers lose their jobs because the state isn’t doing its part in funding education?

Gov. Pat Quinn says the administration of his suburban Chicago high school has let down students and alumni by firing his brother, who was a longtime basketball coach.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports John Quinn was let go this week as Fenwick High School’s head basketball coach, but is still faculty. He’s been a teacher for more than three decades.

The governor told reporters Thursday he feels the Oak Park school where he graduated has “lost its soul” and it’s a blow to his brother.

John Quinn teaches social studies. He received a 1992 Gold Apple Award and was named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2010.

The school’s athletic director in a memo says Quinn made many contributions to the program and remains valued faculty.

via Gov. Quinn: Brother devastated after losing high school coaching job – Springfield, IL – The State Journal-Register.

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