Mayor and School’s Chancellor Call it Counseling, We Call it Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying Awareness week ends tomorrow, but workplace bullying continues and escalates in the New York City Department of Education.

I know I don’t write on this blog as often as I used to. There … Read More

Final Report on Principal Hill is Published -Falls Short of Finding All Misconduct.

EXTRA! EXTRA! Final report on Principal Linda Hill misconduct finally out 1,224 days after allegation made. Read More

A Big Victory for Transparency in NYC Schools

“…remember the names of the lions at the main library: Patience and Fortitude. There is a terrible urge to lash out wildly in protest of injustice. Resist the urge. The battle must be won in the courts, but cases must be legally sound.” Read More

Throwback Thursday- How to Distract Students Taking State Tests

Principal orders classroom locks of whistleblower to be changed during state test. Read More

Tenure is for Girls! [and others who speak up]

Seriously… Is it not? Read Below.

Over a year ago I FOILed the number of probationary (nontenured) teachers discontinued in the NYC DOE in?the?last two years. I know, I could have just asked the UFT, … Read More

Donors Choose-Day – Help Mr. Valia Get a 3D Printer

Over the summer I had the idea to start writing?DonorsChoose.org?proposals for teachers who were too busy to do it. For those who do not know,?DonorsChoose.org?is a great site where generous philanthropists … Read More

Projector and Union Busting Trumps Safety Concerns?

This morning I attempted to have another United Federation of Teachers meeting with the members that weathered the traffic conditions and made it in early at my school. Remember that for the entire time I … Read More

Principal Compares Whistleblower to Murderer “Adam Lanza”

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What happens when a parent in the community is also a teacher in a school? What happens … Read More

Is Test Tampering Big in NYC Too?

The buzz on the street is that these high stakes tests are being?tampered with and may be soiled with?cheating.

Why would anyone want to cheat on a test? I mean don’t let the words?high stakes?fool … Read More