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Do parents have tenure?

April 23, 2007 am30 7:05 am

I read the New York Post. Occasionally. But I read it. It’s a childhood thing. My father used to bring it home every evening. Cost extra, too, since we were 75 miles from the City. He still does, AFAIK. It’s a habit he picked up back when he was at school in University Heights and the Post was Dorothy Schiff’s liberal afternoon tabloid. I know what it is today. But when I see a copy, I still grab it.

Q: What’s the difference between the New York Post and the Weekly World News?

Anyhow, today’s Post says, and I kid you not, that Bloomberg’s Chancellor wants to give principals the power to expel parents from PTAs. Read this:

The city Department of Education is mulling a stunning policy change that would allow principals to ban parents from the volunteer panels for patterns of “negative behavior.”

“It’s just too much gray area,” said Suzanne Windland, treasurer of the Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council. …

(more below the fold –>)

“The way [the proposal]’s written now, the principal can basically get rid of the entire PTA if he doesn’t like them,” she said… “

The rest is at City Ed Plan to Boot Negative PTA Folks

A: The Weekly World News is weekly
3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 24, 2007 am30 2:36 am 2:36 am

    Wow! Giving power to someone over the parents – now that’s an idea.

    I think it would be nice if principals stood up to parents more. I’ve witnessed principals given in to parents for a number of reasons. On the other hand, turning parents off from being involved in schools may not be the answer.

  2. April 24, 2007 am30 4:22 am 4:22 am

    What the administration can’t accomplish through reason it will accomplish through force. This kind of arrogant power grab only occurs in a political environment that has a history of permiting this attitude.

    “Public schools need parental involvement. Not that way, this way.”

  3. April 27, 2007 am30 6:41 am 6:41 am

    Very interesting posts- I’ve enjoyed exploring your blog.

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