FOIL Friday – Did Those Incidents Get Reported or Swept Under the Rug

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. Continue reading

Today’s Rally at Tweed

If you do some research on the actual construction of the Tweed Courthouse, you will find that it was actually built on theback of corruption. It was built using funds provided by the corruptWilliam M. “Boss” Tweed, whoseTammany Hallpolitical machinecontrolled the city and state governments at the time.Tweed became one… Continue reading

Today I Had my First Professional Development in 940 days

I haven’t blogged much in the last three weeks since my decision came in and I was returned to the front of theclassroom. It’s a big change to go from 6 hrs and 50 minutes a day of thinking to only 45 minutes for lunch. This week I am at… Continue reading

Termination Hearing UPDATE

We seemed to have reached the halfway point of my termination hearing or 3020-a. Today is 674 days since they took aim to fire me. I’m still here. I hope this encourages others to speak up and spreads hope. Fear not. After twelve days, spanning three months, calling in over… Continue reading

If You Can Read This Thank A Teacher – A City Reader

Today is my 7th day of my Termination Hearing (3020-a). I got out of the subway and ran into a man holding a large sign outside of Tweed (NYC DOE Headquarters). His name is Bill Gunlocke and I spoke to him before and had another conversation today. He tells me… Continue reading

New Investigation on Me Takes the Cake -I’m telling students how to sneak weapons into school

I was called in to the Office of Special Investigation for a newinvestigation against me yesterday. It’s crazy. I attended the OSI conference andI was told that on March 11, 2013 Principal Linda Hill made her 30th allegation on me. Principal Hill contacted SCI on March 11 about a blog… Continue reading