Warren Sticks to Story of Losing Teaching Job Due to Pregnancy

Unearthed docs contradict Warren's claims that she got fired for being pregnant — but she doubles down anyway

Unearthed docs contradict Warren's claims that she got fired for being pregnant — but she doubles down anyway

In a 2007 interview she said she left the teaching job because she lacked the teaching credentials and she didn't think the job was going to work out for her.

Warren critics have seized on the issue, noting that it - like with the outcry Warren faced for taking a DNA test previous year to try to prove her past claims of Native American heritage - shows she's willing to exaggerate her personal story and isn't the candidate she claims to be. The story about losing her teaching job falls into a sequence of events that Warren says helped to push her toward law school and eventually the Senate.

Fresh out of the University of Houston, Warren was hired by the Riverdale Board of Education in New Jersey as a speech pathologist for the 1970-1971 school year.

The Democratic Presidential candidate and Senator from MA doubled down Tuesday morning. adamantly saying she was shown the door at 22 from a teaching job in New Jersey just because she was visibly pregnant.

Warren insists that after one year of teaching, the principal told her the job promised to her would go to someone else.

Appearing on "America's Newsroom" with host Sandra Smith, Pavlich predicted that Warren will increasingly face scrutiny for her "pattern" of autobiographical stories that just don't add up.

However, she also bizarrely admitted her contract was renewed - then again claimed she was shown the door for being pregnant.

Warren has used almost identical retellings of the story dozens of times, including at rallies in Nevada and California last week, and wrote similarly of the experience in her 2014 memoir.

[M] y first year post-graduation I worked in a public school system with the children with disabilities. "I was pregnant with my first baby, so I had a baby and stayed home for a couple of years, and I was really casting about, thinking, 'What am I going to do?' " She later chose to attend law school, she said. "After becoming a public figure I opened up more about different pieces in my life and this was one of them".

The Democrat has said the school's principal "showed her the door" when she was six months pregnant at the end of the school year and she was told not to return.

Several reports have put new skepticism on Warren's story.

Warren's changes in phrasing when discussing her dismissal have sparked questions about her story's veracity. However, the minutes show the school board said it "accepted with regret" her resignation later that summer. "The principal said they were going to hire someone else for my job", Warren told CBS News Monday night.

Warren said she was hiding her pregnancy when the school initially asked her in the spring of 1971 to return for the next school year, according to the CBS News report.

"The rule was at five months you had to leave when you were pregnant". I was pregnant with my first baby, so I had a baby and stayed home for a couple of years, and I was really casting about, thinking, "What am I going to do?" "But they kind of wanted you out if you were pregnant".

The long and short of the story is that it might not mean all that much on the campaign trail for Warren. There is no way to prove or disprove the story, though it would seem that a unanimous school board vote and surrounding reports lend credit to a contrary version of the events as Warren describes.

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