On April 26, 2012 I was removed from my position as an educator. This was after months of attacks that started when I brought up issues at NYC Public School Berta A. Dreyfus I.S. 49. I was not permitted back to educate the inner city youth for the remainder of the year. Why? I was told that I was under investigation. Director of Human Resources, Andrew Gordon, stated he was the one who decided to remove me based on some “serious allegations“. I thought to myself “I know I didn’t do anything wrong, so there must be some false allegations made”. I was sent to a desk to do nothing for months and was told Nothing. The taxpayer continued to pay my salary and that of the substitute. Good thing there is a big surplus in funds for education.
I was not going to sit and rot at a desk when I should be teaching. My attorney was able to set up a meeting with investigators from the Special Commissioner of Investigation’s office. Two professional gentleman met with me on June 14, 2012. We sat for over 2 hours at my attorneys office as they read out to me the long list of allegations. They read the first 3 and I thought “No problem. That’s it?” Then they proceeded to state there is an additional 15 or so more allegations. I then thought to myself “Oh boy. I know I didn’t do anything wrong, but can I dodge 18 bullets??” It turns out I can. As they read through the dates and names of those making the allegations, my nervousness went away. By the time they finished, I thought “That’s it? These are the serious allegations? This is why the students were educationally neglected? People need to be fired or arrested for the crimes committed and this educational neglect!”
Here is a video commentary mini series of the allegations. One video a day created during lunch in the Rubber Room.
The allegations will be in BLUE and any comments will be in RED.
Again, keep in mind that these are the reasons I am not in school educating.