Sunday, April 19, 2015

NY Post: Principals can violate any rules when they attack teachers illegally

Union or no Union, when is the UFT going call out these principals and demand something of Fariña? There are too many of them around. Not all of these principals make the news, but many staff members have been and are being harassed. ... Pat D on MORE listserve.

Shades of the Katherin Elvin John Dewey HS case.

As long as principals like this are allowed to engage in political agendas they will never be able to truly address the question of which teachers are not capable.

Principal gets off easy after ‘revenge’ review on teacher

April 19, 2015 | 11:12am

Greta HawkinsPhoto:
Greta Hawkins of PS 90 flunked teacher Vicky ­Gi asemis last school year because the principal “bore significant animus” toward the veteran instructor, an arbitrator ruled — ordering her to submit a new evaluation.
Hawkins had it in for Giasemis, a chapter leader for the teachers union who had filed a successful grievance for 13 teachers charging Hawkins with harassment in 2013. Hawkins saved a union newspaper calling her a bully as “a daily reminder of who she held responsible,” arbitrator Marlene Gold found.
Giasemis earned “effective” ratings based on how her third-graders performed on state and city tests, but Hawkins rated her “ineffective” while not performing extensive classroom observations, Gold said.
Hawkins, who had previously banned kids from singing “God Bless the U.S.A.” at graduation, will not be disciplined, a DOE spokesperson said.


Chaz said...

I remember a high UFT official, now retired, telling me that principals are fellow union members and we don't go after CSA represented members.

I won't hold my breath waiting for the union to act.

Anonymous said...

Here's an interesting 2/6/83 "Where We Stand" column by Al Shanker that deserves to be reprinted: