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Concord

Discontent over schools mushrooms

Several hundred protesters, including many parents, gathered in Monument Square last week to rally around Concord teachers who contend their voice has been bullied into silence by the school administration.

The catalyst for Tuesday’s protest was the decision April 30 by Thoreau Elementary School principal Kelly Clough not to renew the contract of Merrie Najimy, a veteran third-grade teacher and president of the teachers union.

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