Sunday, May 31, 2009

You think YOU work in a bad school?

Well, maybe you do, but it's gotta be hard to top the level of awfulness at JHS 8 in Jamaica. That's the school that got so honked off at their principal, John Murphy, that teachers and parents alike marched outside the school every day for 44 days until the principal resigned. You have to give them their props, although it's a shame that they let the UFT co-opt this victory at the delegate assembly as shown in the video below. It's also a shame that the UFT can't figure out how to move people to action against Klein and Bloomberg.

You'd think their troubles would be over for a while, right? Wrong. This turns out to be the same school where a female teacher was recently arrested for rape and sexual abuse. These teachers just have to be looking forward to a long summer without any protests or reporters.

Think you can top this school for awfulness? I'd love to hear about it.

1 comment:

NYC Educator said...

I'm pretty sure the UFT combats abuses by Tweed by demanding a continuation of mayoral control with Michael Bloomberg appointing a majority of board members. Give it to Ms. Weingarten to stand up and make such a bold proposal.