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
Turning the tables. That’s what progressive caucus?UFT Solidarity?began to do when members contact us that they?are?under warrantless attack. For almost a decade NYC DOE administrators had unfettered power to destroy careers. Problem with a teacher … Read More
There is a group of educators in NYC like no other.?It advocates for UFT members better than the UFT itself.??It educates members and arms them with tools as well as stands with those … Read More
With a budget of over $25 billion, an employee roster of over 136,000 and over 1,400 buildings to manage, there is plenty of room for theft and corruption at the New York City Department of Education. Read More
I reached out to New Action caucus to try for a bipartisan push against the DOE and UFT and possibly help these over 800 terminated teachers. The reaction from some MORE members was ridiculous. “No New Action!” Read More
In total, the Bloomberg -Klein era attempted to terminate 2,816 UFT members and Chancellor Farina and the Leftovers continue the attack. Read More
A quick recap of the summer and an email for a new position I was assigned by the DOE. Ambassador Teacher on Rotation. Excited to get back to school. Read More
A section of my blog I have not touched in over 2.5 years. The “Thank You” emails I received before I raised concerns and became a “bad teacher.” Read More
The Online Occurrence Reporting System (OORS) is what is used to keep track of all incidents that occur in or around a NYC DOE school. At one point, the school I tried to improve had 1,283 incidents in 180 days. That is an average of 7.12 incidents a day or roughly an incident a period. Read More
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
The fight for a proper public education in this country is multifaceted. If you want to get involved, you have to pick a front and get ready for battle. My?issue?is that I get involved on … Read More
We continue with charges, from my 3020-a termination, hearing where Arbitrator Felice Busto sustained the specifications including bringing notoriety and ridicule to the DOE. Read More
In Part 1 I shared all the charges against me that were dismissed by thearbitrator from my termination hearing. Those did not include the over 25 allegations and investigations against me that were unsubstantiated. Do not mistake investigations with charges. All in all, with investigations and charges, the Department of Education has taken over 50 shots at my career and missed. Thanks TENURE!!
Now for some of the charges that were sustained by Arbitrator Felice Busto. Read More
Again, I spoke up on issues of PUBLIC CONCERN and had I not been tenured, I would have been fired. Read More
If you do some research on the actual construction of the Tweed Courthouse, you will find that it was actually built on the?back of corruption. It was built using funds provided by the corrupt?Read More
I want to say that I write this with overwhelming glee. I want to say that I write this while in a state of euphoria and with a Kool-Aid smile, but unfortunately I cannot. Read More
You may have already read about the epidemic, in regards to railroading … Read More
You think it’s by accident that there is a high turnover rate for teachers these days? You think the new “rigorous” standards are to get all the millions of children college and career ready?
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Her name is Jennifer and she is in her early twenties. She wanted to be a teacher since she was a little girl. Her mother was a teacher. Her father was a teacher. Both are … Read More
It’s not only important that you can just read, but that you can … Read More