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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Teacher Alexiss Nazario Shows ISIS Beheading To Her 8th Graders, and is Fined $300

South Bronx Academy for Applied Media
A veteran teacher showed the ISIS beheading video to eighth graders. She was fined and now is an ATR.
New York City middle school teacher fined $300 for showing ISIS beheading video in class, report says
Updated March 19, 2016 12:19 PM
 The Associated Press
A New York City middle school teacher was fined US $300 for showing students a video of an Islamic State beheading, according to a published report.
The New York Post reports that Alexiss Nazario, a veteran teacher earning US $105,000 a year, showed the video to eighth-graders at the South Bronx Academy for Applied Media during the 2014-2015 school year.
Students told investigators probing the incident that the video blacked out the actual beheading but showed the victim's severed head afterward. The students said they were scared by the video. One called it "gross."
City Department of Education officials sought to fire Nazario, but an arbitrator ruled in favor of the lighter penalty of a US $300 fine. "This teacher demonstrated a complete lack of judgment, and this incident betrayed our schools' promise to provide a safe and supportive environment," department spokeswoman Devora Kaye said.
Nazario now works as a roving substitute teacher at different schools, officials said. There was no answer today at a phone number listed for Nazario. She told the Post she accidentally played the wrong video.
"I was scrolling looking for a specific video. I clicked on the wrong thing. It was a mistake. It was an error," Nazario said. "I freaked out. I had no idea that was playing."
God forbid awareness!!!!!!! We all know that the best way to make a problem go away is to ignore it. Just like cancer and drunk driving.
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I agree. As young, ignorant 14-15 year olds learning about WWII, we would casually draw swastikas thinking they were "cool" and not understanding the real meaning behind them. In 8th grade History class we were shown uncensored WWII footage of the liberating soldiers walking through concentration camps. The only warning we were given was "if you're uncomforatble watching this, you may leave". That showed the real meaning behind the symbol and a real understanding of how unhuman people can be. Talk about eye-opening. Guess what? Many of those kids never drew one again.
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We certainly don't want our children exposed to the truth about radical islam. How dare he!
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Omg! The nerve of this teacher for actually showing students what really goes on in this world when he should've been taking them to a happy place where people sing and dance all day and "coexist" (I really do hate that unrealistic All Americans should watch that video. Maybe then they'll realize what is really becoming of the world and how these people think..
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It is one thing to feel your kids should learn the truth ... it is another to abdicate your responsibility and allow a teacher to do all of it. Parents should have a say in what their kids see and hear in school. If you want your kids to see a beheading, that is your right. It is also your right NOT to have your kids see a beheading. This teacher claims it was an accident and if so, then the fine seems approriate, rather than the "rubber room" or termination. But please let us not stop being parents and expect the schools to do it all.
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""This teacher demonstrated a complete lack of judgment, and this incident betrayed our schools' promise to provide a safe and supportive environment,"

Because shielding students from truth and reality is more far more effective in preparing them for the "real" world. 
We need more teachers like Nazario to reduce the spread of "sissy" syndrome.
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a $300 fine I don't know how she can afford that much since she is only making $105,000

South Bronx middle school teacher fined, 

but will keep job after showing ISIS decapitation video to class

A Bronx middle school teacher who terrified and sickened her students by showing an ISIS decapitation video in class was slapped with a $300 fine, education department officials said.

Longtime South Bronx Academy for Applied Media teacher Alexiss Nazario aired the shocking video in October 2014 for her eighth grade students.

When the city education department caught wind of the showing they took such a dim view of it that they tried to fire Nazario. Education officials yanked Nazario from the classroom and assigned her to administrative tasks away from kids.

Nazario then languished in "reassignment" until November 2015. The independent arbitrator presiding over Nazario's case refused to fire her but hit her with a $300 fine after finding that Nazario "made a mistake in not previewing the video and failing to inform the principal or getting her permission to show it."

Nazario is currently assigned to the city's traveling corps of substitute teachers.

Nazario started at the DOE in 1988 and started at the South Bronx Academy for Applied Media in 2008.

She continues to draw her salary of $105,142.

Why is JHS 226 Principal Rushell White Still in Her Position Despite Documented Wrong-Doing?

JHS 226 in South Ozone Park 

In November I posted the article published in the New York Post about JHS 226 Assistant Principal David Possner, who is, he says, being harassed by Principal Rushell White (see re-posting, below). He filed a Complaint in Federal Court.

In his Complaint, Mr. Possner says:

"Despite his hard work and dedication, however, Mr. Possner was disgustingly subjected to blatant discrimination spearheaded by his fellow administrators at the Middle School. Indeed, the Principal of the Middle School, Defendant Rushell White, purposefully and callously targeted Mr. Possner, a
Jewish male, on the basis of his religion, race, and gender, with the clear intent to purge Mr. Possner from the Middle School. To that end, Defendant White (1) subjected Plaintiff to blatant verbal abuse; (2) permitted the Middle School's staff to torment Plaintiff who called Mr.Possner a "bad Jew" and told him he was on the "wrong side of God;" (3) subjected Plaintiff to physical abuse; and (4) went so far as to falsely report Mr. Possner for misconduct. Adding insult to injury, when Mr. Possner stood up for his civil rights, Defendants blatantly retaliated against him and have systematically turned Mr. Possner's world into one of torment. "

Currently, Ms. White has at least three of her teachers in 3020-a termination hearings at the same time, all for incompetency.  Two more are waiting for their hearings to begin. In addition to David's Federal case there is another teacher suing in Federal Court at this time (see below).

I believe that any Arbitrator that believes Rushell or her "friends" in her administration, namely AP Jennifer Shirley, are credible, is biased and should be cited as such in any Appeal. Rushell White sees in her observations only what is "bad" teaching in order to terminate the targeted educators. This much power needs accountability and there is none. Allow David Possner and the teachers cited as "incompetent" to leave a school environment that is toxic....allow senior transfers!!!!!

The public wants to know why a Principal who allows so much internal disorder and chaos should be allowed to stay in her position. How come, Carmen? Is Rushell White as connected to disgraced politician Ruben Wills as the rumor mill says she is?

Rushell White

MS 226 Principal Rushell White Calls Assistant Principal David Possner a "Bad Jew"
It would be my opinion that Rushell White and/or the CSA (David's Union) could have, or should have, quickly transferred David out of MS 226 before the case had to be filed in Federal Court with an Order To Show Cause. Waiting on this and harassing David Possner is not a solution, Principal White.

Give David Possner a chance to work without the bullying and transfer him!

Betsy Combier,
Editor, NYC Rubber Room Reporter
Editor, New York Court Corruption
Editor, National Public Voice

School worker files lawsuit alleging principal taunted him as ‘bad Jew’

MS 226

A Jewish school administrator claims in a federal lawsuit that he was “tormented” by his principal who considered him “on the wrong side of God.”
David Possner, an assistant principal at MS 226 in South Ozone Park, Queens, claims in the Manhattan suit that colleagues texted him about a work assignment during Yom Kippur.
Because he used his phone to read the text and reply — which goes against Orthodox custom on High Holy Days — they called him a “bad Jew.”
When he alerted Principal Rushell White, a Christian, to the harassment, she allegedly replied, “Maybe you are a bad Jew,” according to court papers.
White also allegedly “callously targeted” Possner, who is demanding a transfer out of the school.
She once ordered him to pick up a half-eaten plum off the floor in view of school custodians, who then teased him and texted that he should “pick up fruit stuck in their butts,” according to court papers.
When a student set off third-floor fire extinguishers during the 2012-13 school year, White accused Possner, although he’d been supervising kids on the first floor, he charges.
White said she had “one Jew too many” in the school, Possner claims.
The Department of Education declined to comment.
and then there is:

Rushell White and 

DOE Investigating Claims of Abuse at JHS 226: Report


The city Department of Education this week acknowledged that it is looking into whistleblower claims of physical and emotional abuse of students at the hands of administrators at a South Ozone Park junior high school.

According to a New York Post report, three assistant principals at JHS 226 allegedly roughed up and verbally berated children. In one incident, a special-education student was called “stupid”; three months after that, a witness said they observed a different assistant principal strike the same student and drag him through the Rockaway Boulevard school’s cafeteria, all while yelling, “I’m taking what is mine!” and “What are you going to do about it?!”

DOE spokesman Jason Fink said, “We take these allegations very seriously, and we are investigating the matter.”

This isn’t the first time 226 has garnered negative attention.

In 2012, the state Education Department investigated Principal Rushell White for allegedly ordering teachers to help students cheat on promotional English exams, according to a report in the New York Daily News.

Four teachers interviewed by the News said that White allegedly instructed educators to give students the test questions beforehand, and to let them have extra time to answer them.

In recent years, 226 has been co-located with a special-education school, Hawtree Creek Middle School and EPIC High School South. A 2013 Inside Schools review said, “JHS 226 is an unusually large middle school with uneven performance that has a history of issues with safety despite surveillance cameras, security guards and a reward program for positive behavior… The school has appeared on a list of ‘persistently dangerous’ schools in recent years and in 2012 a child accidentally shot pepper spray in the cafeteria, affecting about 30 students. Over half the students report physical fights are a common occurrence at the school on the Learning Environment Survey.”

 "EXCLUSIVE:  gangs of unruly teens ransacking South Ozone Park shops" from PIX11

"Fights at MS 226" from YOUTUBE

"ICEUFT BLOG" - scroll down to comments

 "REDFIN Junior High School 226 Virgil I Grisson? anonymous quotes

"Junior High Students Pepper-Sprayed"

 "Ms226 Joseph and Jordan Fight

"Officials Investigate Video of Kids Acting Wild at Queens School"

"Queens school being investigated for alleged abuse against students"

 "Queens school eyed for cheating on state exams"

"Rampaging teens caught on camera AGAIN flooding Queens neighborhood after school"

 "Rushell White, Principal" 

 "Sideman v. City of New York et al"

 Statistics - J.H.S. Virgil I. Grissom New York City Department"

 Ruben Wills