New York City is like no other place. Most people would agree, especially those who have been here for even a visit, and experienced the theaters, events, and 24/7 open markets and stores.
But I mean something else. Here in New York City good teachers are being accused of horrible acts of misconduct and incompetency and are being terminated by arbitrators without anyone addressing the violations of due process - the LAW - that is secretly but maliciously undermining the last 11 years of 3020-a trials which are decided without any authority for the employing board or a vote, as required by Education Law 3020-a (2) (a).
As a paralegal working with private attorneys with Respondents at 3020-a, I and the attorneys I work with bring this up in motions to dismiss the hearings as without basis in law. So far, no arbitrator has wanted to admit that they cannot find probable cause without a vote of the employing board. But we are still working on this. NYSUT lawyers will not address this issue for any Respondent at 3020-a.
For now, I will post a couple of decisions of the New York State Court of Appeals, especially Pell v Board of Education of Union Free School District No. 1:
OPINION OF THE COURT
. . . 'the courts have no right to review the facts generally as to weight of evidence, beyond seeing to it that there is "substantial evidence.""' (Cohen and Karger, Powers of the New York Court of Appeals, § 108, p. 460; 1 N. Y. Jur., Administrative Law, §§ 177, 185; see Matter of Halloran v. Kirwan, 28 NY2d 689, 690 [dissenting opn. of Breitel, J.]).