The Horace Mann Record may have been prevented from publishing that letter from over 60 academics protesting the presumed firing of Dr. Andrew Trees, but they haven't been disallowed from interviewing the man himself about his departure. Unfortunately, it seems that they have been prevented from asking any remotely interesting questions. In this interview, we learn only that Trees "hopes to continue teaching" and does not plan a sequel to Academy X, the roman a clef that may have prompted his dismissal. "The students are smart and very sophisticated in their ability to analyze things," he says, which quite possibly means that he gives them credit for being able to read between the lines.

Teachers To Leave School: Dr. Andrew Trees [HM Record Online]