Before her transition into politics, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren was reportedly given the green light by a New Jersey education board to continue teaching, contrary to the senator’s claims that she wasn’t invited back because of her pregnancy.
The Riverdale Board of Education in an April 21, 1971, meeting unanimously approved a second-year, part-time teaching contract for Warren, who at the time was a speech pathologist at Riverdale Elementary School, according to the minutes of the meeting obtained by The Washington Free Beacon.
But two months later, Warren tendered her resignation, as documented in minutes from a June 16, 1971, board meeting obtained by the conservative news website.
“The resignation of Mrs. Elizabeth Warren, speech correctionist effective June 30, 1971 was accepted with regret,” the document says.
The findings contradict an account Warren detailed in her 2014 memoir, “A Fighting Chance,” where she insinuated that she was shown the door because of her pregnancy.
“By the end of the school year, I was pretty obviously pregnant,” Warren wrote in the book.
“The principal did what I think a lot of principals did back then — wished me good luck, didn’t ask me back the next school year, and hired someone else for the job.”
Warren’s campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the discrepancy.