Written and edited by Norm Scott:
EDUCATE! ORGANIZE!! MOBILIZE!!!
Three pillars of The Resistance – providing information on current ed issues, organizing activities around fighting for public education in NYC and beyond and exposing the motives behind the education deformers. We link up with bands of resisters. Nothing will change unless WE ALL GET INVOLVED IN THE STRUGGLE!
We are happy to inform you that Principal Ben Sherman resigned as Principal of Forest Hills High School effective 2:20 pm, today. We know that there is no way we could have accomplished this without your persistence and advocacy. I don’t know what will be held on Thursday to replace the protest, but at this point, I don’t care. I am hoping that we may have established a blueprint for the removal of Principals with no principles. Hopefully, more schools will involve the media and perhaps stage “no confidence votes of their own.
Again, thanks for all you’ve done,
James C. Hogue
Jennifer G. Hogue
Forest Hills High School
Below is a copy of the resignation letter
Sent on Behalf of Mr. Sherman and Dr. Davenport
Mon 6/3/2019 2:20 PM
Dear Teachers, Administrators, and Staff,
It has been my pleasure to work with you here at the great Forest Hills High School. Together, we have built on the fine traditions of our school to support the students of our community.
When I arrived here in April 2017, I immediately considered Forest Hills my home.
I appreciate the opportunity to work with some great educators, especially my cabinet team. Collectively, we have increased our graduation rate, the number of advanced placement courses offered and passed, as well as parent and community empowerment. We have accomplished a lot.
While I love Forest Hills very much, I must inform you with a heavy heart that I have decided to transition to another leadership role. It has been a pleasure to work with you for the past two years and I am confident that Forest Hills will continue to grow and develop. I encourage you to always make decisions that are in the best interest of children. I know that you will continue to partner with one another and our elected officials and school community to support Forest Hills.
I have been inspired every day by the great lessons in classrooms, amazing afterschool programs, and the dedication of the Forest Hills team. I know that you will continue to demonstrate professionalism and dedication to every scholar.