Anyone who thinks that Mayor Bloomberg and his team are saying anything new or shocking with the news that all tenured teachers who are charged with anything will be fired, has had his or her head in the sand for 10 years.
In 2007 I posted Corporate Counsel Michael Cardozo's document which urged the US Department of Justice to remove all voting rights from NYC and placed a puppet show in place of the New York City Board of Education. The puppet show is, of course, The Panel for Educational Policy, and the puppets are the appointed members.
N.Y.C. Seeks Changes in Disciplining Teachers Accused of Sexual Misconduct
[T]he Special Commissioner of Investigation (SCI) found one teacher inappropriately touched a number of female students' buttocks, breasts, waists, stomachs and necks. The Department of Education filed charges to dismiss the individual—the second such attempt. However, the hearing officer determined that the individual hugged one student and hugged and tickled another on her waist, dismissing or withdrawing all other charges. The hearing officer imposed only a 45-day paid suspension and then permitted the teacher to return to the classroom.
City wants power to fire teachers accused of sexual misconduct
Mayor Bloomberg, Chancellor Walcott propose legislation that would give school districts final sayComments (9)
BY BEN CHAPMAN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 2:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 2:00 PM
arbitrators — the final say on whether school staffers who commit sexual misconduct can keep their jobs.
State Sen. Stephen Saland (R-Poughkeepsie) will sponsor the bill, but it’s unlikely it could pass both houses of the Legislature before the session ends on June 21.