Denton ISD Asssistant Principal Removed From Job for Conservative Children's Book Featuring Pepe the Frog

Denton ISD will reassign an assistant principal who sparked controversy when he self-published a children's book featuring Pepe the Frog, a symbol that has been associated with racists. Eric Hauser, author of The Adventures of Pepe and Pede, was removed from his position Monday, Denton ISD said. He was assistant principal of the new Rodriguez Middle School in Oak Point, which will open for students Wednesday.The school district said in a written statement Monday that the administrator and his book "drew controversy to himself and the district."Hauser has said he did not realize the frog featured in his conservative-themed book was connected to the so-called alt-right movement until after it was published Aug. 1.   Continue reading...

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