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Rally to support Bronx High School of Science teachers

May 31, 2010 pm31 11:47 pm
After 2 years of harrassment, 20 of 22 teachers in the Bronx Science math department filed a special complaint

After 2 years of delays, after hours of testimony, the independent arbitrator found that the teachers’ allegations were essentially correct, and proposed remedies….

After two days, the DoE announced they were ignoring the independent arbitrator’s findings  and recommendations.

And now, the Bronx Science teachers are asking for your help

Date:
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Time:
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location:
Mayor Bloomberg’s house
Street:
79th St. and 5th Avenue, SW corner
City/Town:
New York, NY

Description

The United Federation of Teachers Chapter at the Bronx High School of Science invites you to join us for a picket of Mayor Bloomberg. We are appealing to Mr. Bloomberg for relief from administrative harassment at our school. Two years ago, twenty math teachers at our school filed a complaint against the harassment and abuse at the hands of their supervisor. Their claim has been upheld by a neutral arbitrator in a recent fact-finding decision, but the schools chancellor Joel Klein has outrageously decided to ignore the fact-finder’s report and take no action.

This choice by the Department of Education will only lead to increasing tension at the school, further demoralization of teachers, and a worsening learning environment for our children. We have no choice but to take our case to Mr. Klein’s boss, Mr. Bloomberg.

Please join us to show solidarity in the face of harassment of newer teachers, veteran educators, and union activists. The DOE and the national media would like to have the public believe that teachers are only disciplined in order to improve educational outcomes, but this fact-finder’s report exposes the fact that good teachers have fallen victim to supervisors who abused their power.

That’s Brooklyn Queens Day. Please join them, support them. The more we stick together, the better we can protect each other.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    June 1, 2010 am30 8:18 am 8:18 am

    This is the perfect opportunity to show the public the bullying tactics, incompetence, and bad faith exhibited by DOE. If DOE thought they could pretend twenty teachers were delusional at the same time it is no surprise they can add an independent and respected arbitrator to the list. Without public scrutiny they will get away with it.

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