According to LA School Report, Rafe Esquirh has hired a high-profile lawyer, who will file a class-action suit on behalf of all teachers who had been denied due process rights. Esquith, who has written best-selling books and been featured on national television, is a super-star teacher.
The district refuses to say why Esquith was suspended. He thinks it was because he made a joke about nudity. Rumors say that he is being investigated for the activities of his nonprofit group, the Hobart Shakespeareans, which raises money to take student productions to Shakespeare festivals. The Los Angeles Times summarized the situation here.