NYC Parents Union @NYCParentsUnionMoaning Mona won't back down when there's a chance for a payday - she once told me she doesn't swallow - one of her favorite vulgar expressions. That was over my questioning her support for the vicious anti-teacher movie, "Won't Back Down," one of the biggest box-office failures even with a top cast. I assume the producers didn't come across with the green stuff because Moaning Mona stopped talking about the movie.
Campbell Brown does not speak for #DAVIDSvNY We are INDEPENDENT, GRASSROOTS PUBLIC SCHOOL PARENTS who can speak and advocate for OUR children
I always knew that you would see the marks on Mona's head from the 10-foot poles - that Campbell Brown wouldn't touch the toxic, backstabbing Mona - even Brown has one scruple.
So let me take you back to 5 years ago to show you a video I've been saving. Here was a post from the PS 15K group, CAPE:
We had to share this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1R_b4VOnI4 from our friends over at GEM of Mona Davids, president of charter school parents association, and from the Bronx (even though she came to apparently criticize teachers for speaking when they do not live in Red Hook), whose given charge is to go into other people's communities and try to divide parents and teachers.... CAPE, Sept. 2009I posted on ed notes in July:
When the teachers of PS 15 in Red Hook showed up weekend after weekend to help the victims of Sandy, many of whom were students at the school, did anyone notice Mona Davids there?... Ed Notes, July 7, 2014
I was reminded of this video when I was in Prospect Park in July attending the 2nd birthday party of Jack Cavanagh, son of Julie and Glenn, along with other teachers from PS 15 whom Mona attacked so viciously in this video from 2009, using her standard race-baiting language.
Julie had invited parents of children in her class and I spoke to one. Julie teaches special needs kids of the highest order. I spoke to one of the parents who just raved about this tenured teacher who has been able to stand up for children, parents and teachers and her school time and again -- because she is tenured. His child has been in Julie's class for the past 3 years, with one more to go. "What happens with middle school," I asked, knowing that leaving Julie must be causing some anxiety. "Whatever she says," he said pointing to Julie. "All the parents trust whatever she says. She has already started looking for the best options for us." There are principals out there who would resent Julie's advocacy and without the tenure protections she would be at risk.
Note in the video how Moaning Mona makes the bogus claim that she represents the parents and ALL charter school parents through her now defunct organization. And then she attacks the teachers as being carpetbaggers even though she herself floated down to Red Hook Brooklyn from Co-op City in the Bronx. It wasn't long after that Moaning Mona Davids found herself in a battle with the people running the charter school her daughter attended and changed her tune - for a while.
So next time you run into Moaning Mona, hopefully not with your vehicle, ask her why she wants to get Julie fired for her advocacy for her kids?
Here is the full Sept. 2009 post on the CAPE blog, less than 2 months after first meeting Julie. It was our support for her and her school's battle that began to cement our personal and organizational relationship - something that groups active in the UFT should never forget.
Monday, September 21, 2009
We had to share this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1R_b4VOnI4 from our friends over at GEM of Mona Davids, president of charter school parents association, and from the Bronx (even though she came to apparently criticize teachers for speaking when they do not live in Red Hook), whose given charge is to go into other people's communities and try to divide parents and teachers... won't work here. Just about everything she said was erroneous or divisive. We can yell too... the difference is we have facts on our side and we are a untied front. Why would anyone try to silence teacher voices, who would know better the negative impact on OUR children (that's right our children- parents' children, teachers' children) during the school day than them? Wouldn't it be disturbing if teachers weren't united with parents and speaking up? If you want a blow by blow account, see the Gotham Schools comments below in the article about our struggle: http://gothamschools.org/2009/09/18/red-hook-charter-paves-way-out-of-ps-15-but-cant-say-when/
Click on our GEM and EdNotes links for more information and video... Thanks and a big shout out to NORM!!!!