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When will xerox-loving principal be gone?

May 15, 2012 am31 7:38 am

Sex Machine. Hmm. James Brown.

Sex WITH a machine. That would be John Chase, principal of Bronxwood Academy, a new mini-school in Christopher Columbus High School, in the Bronx.

His comments about a xerox made the news last fall.

An Equal Opportunity hearing led to a slap on the wrist – a letter to file, an admonition from Dennis Walcott, and sensitivity training.

There were politicians.. There was a demonstration. And then nothing. So far, we haven’t chased Chase.

But he’s chased others. Under his brief tenure, two female secretaries have transferred. One female school aide has transferred. One female community outreach advisor has transferred. One teacher has transferred. Two female assistant principals have come and gone. Two female UFT chapter leaders have resigned. Several students have transferred out and multiple parents have called the Department of Education, questioning the madness.

The C-30 for new schools normally gets done quickly. But let’s call this one not normal. The posting for principal just came out. Let’s bring pressure to make sure Chase doesn’t “stay on the scene.”

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Pearl permalink
    May 15, 2012 am31 9:56 am 9:56 am

    We swim in sewage as teachers are scapegoated, abused, and rounded up as enemies.

  2. Roger Q. permalink
    May 15, 2012 am31 10:57 am 10:57 am

    This principal is still at the location? This is a disgrace! It’s mid May – dump the principal and then FIRE the entire CFN that represents him. They should do some explaining themselves. Poor parents as usual – in the dark!!

  3. Zulma permalink
    May 15, 2012 am31 11:03 am 11:03 am

    Chase will not be chastised as long as he’s an administrator. Principals are exempt from any punishment or consequence when they are lewd, in the pervert persuasive manner. C30 will go on without a hitch and every Xerox machine will be replaced with a Minolta in the hope that the scandal will die. It’s a disgusting double standard system the teachers are working in.

  4. Lynne Winderbaum permalink
    May 15, 2012 am31 11:50 am 11:50 am

    It is disgraceful but not surprising that the Department of Education is standing behind a principal whose behavior has been so atrocious. We all know that any teacher found guilty of sexual harassment as Chase has, would have been removed immediately. Even just the allegation would have been enough to remove the teacher from the classroom. But this protection to his victims is not the policy of the DOE when the abuser is a principal. The State Education Department has been notified of Chase’s conviction and behavior according to Part 83 of the Commissioner’s Regulations-Determination of Good Moral Character–but has failed to respond for months! No one is looking out for his victims. The very same legislators who should be moving the SED and the DOE to act were there when the TV cameras were on but have done nothing since. Shameful on all sides.

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