My battle, initiated by a growing number of NYC Department of Education employees, hits the 800 day mark today. 800 days ago (January 30, 2012) Principal Linda Hill of IS 49 wrote the first two disciplinary … Click Here to Read More
I recorded the video on my phone on April 18, 2012 and was removed a week later. I have been out for over 700 days now. Before I sent it to SCI, or anyone, I ran it through a video editing program. I did that so I can hide the young girl’s identity to abide by COPPA and FERPA laws and focus on that part of the hallway. The original was a wider angle. When the laws describe hiding the identity of children, they don’t only mean visual, but all biometric features. This includes voice. Click Here to Read More
You may have already read about the epidemic, in regards to railroading young and new teachers in order to obliterate … Click Here to Read More
Imagine you can see the emails of the principal and assistant principal where you are mentioned. “If Ms. Smith wants to bring up the UFT, then let’s go observe her class. Maybe she will think twice next time.”
Did you email the superintendent and never hear back? Imagine you can see if they forwarded the email to others.
Do you believe the funds in your community school are being misappropriated? Imagine you can see where the money is going and what the recent audit done on your school looks like. Click Here to Read More
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“In the time of chimpanzees, I was a monkey.” -Beck
Look, relax…it’s no big deal. We are just … Click Here to Read More
Unfortunately, our colleagues are still under attack three months into the new administration. The lawyers that ran the last administration are still in power and we need to educate ourselves in order to survive. Click Here to Read More
It appears as though, the new administration has not flushed out any of the attorneys that run the NYC Department of Education yet. Their poor decisions have negatively affected the lives of countless educators and … Click Here to Read More
It’s pretty surreal to go from missing union meetings during my probationary years to becoming UFT Chapter Leader and now running for a NY State United Teachers (NYSUT) position this April.
For those not up to date on the lingo, TBT or Throw Back Thursday is in reference to the act of posting pictures or sharing memories from the past. It’s becoming an increasingly popular term … Click Here to Read More
Tired of being abused with extra work that isn’t helping your students, less time, less autonomy and not even a raise since 2009? Don’t be angry …just “hack” the payroll system like I did and take what you worked hard for. Click Here to 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?
On Wednesday February 12, 2014 at around 6pm we finally heard “nothing further” from both sides. Closing arguments were now compete and my 3020-a termination hearing was over. We were official off the record and … Click Here to Read More
In January of 2014 , Sue Edelman of the NY Post labeled PS 106 in Queens “The School of No.” They allegedly had no books and a no show principal or rather that … Click Here to Read More
On September 27, 2013 the education news was a buzz here in NYC over the lawsuit filed by Mike Bloomberg and the NYC DOE vs the United Federation of Teachers. The City was basically stating … Click Here to Read More
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 … Click Here to Read More
What is an Absent Teacher Reserve or ATR and why should you care?
Wikipedia defines it as: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absent_Teacher_Reserve
Absent Teacher Reserve refers to teachers that have lost their daily teaching positions, but are reassigned to substitute for … Click Here to Read More
Some of you told me you enjoyed my previous satirical posts, New NYC Firefighter Evaluations, and Teacher Observations & Traffic Stops- If They Want to … Click Here to Read More
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 … Click Here to Read More