Contradicting the Massachusetts senator’s claim that she was fired after her first year of teaching because she was “visibly pregnant,” the Washington Free Beacon obtained records showing Warren was unanimously approved for a second-year contract in 1970. Warren’s resignation was “accepted with regret,” show minutes from a meeting the following year – 1971.
Warren has used a version of the story on the Democratic primary debate stage as well as in stump speeches, explaining how she lost her “dream job” and her “calling.” In Warren’s version she laments her move from teaching to law school and with dealing with the difficulties that women face in the workplace.
“By the end of the first year, I was visibly pregnant, and the principal did what principals did in those days,” Warren told a crowd in Carson City, Nevada last week. “Wished me luck, and hired someone else for the job. Okay.”
Warren has faced other scrutiny about her background, primarily for her claim of Native American ancestry and apparent use of claiming minority status to bolster her academic career, reports The Federalist.
Race? American Indian
On a handwritten registration form filed in 1986 with the Texas State Bar, Warren wrote that her race was “American Indian.”