Happens all the time.
The lying by the DOE, I mean, to parents, police, safety agents, arbitrators, anyone who doesnt buy "their" version of the "facts".
That is why I started this blog - because in the end, no one knew really anything about the thousands of people who were re-assigned over the past 10 years, in the new or old rubber rooms, along the same line as in Elentuck v Green, where the Supreme Court and the Appellate Division ruled that there are no facts in observations. However arbitrators hired by the UFT-NYSUT-DOE Gotcha Squad Teacher Performance Unit (incompetency cases) have terminated teachers for so-called "incompetency" based upon observations by the principals, APs, and PIP+ observers who simply gave an opinion, biased and predetermined in many cases.
Not only have excellent teachers been put through this unfair torture for no reason other than retaliation, jealousy, hatred, or other non-professional motives, but when good teachers are removed no one takes their place. No one is really in charge, its' a free-for-all "I-can-get-rid-of-you" power scheme.
To protect his favorites in the schools, Mayor Bloomberg banned cell phones from children, because many were taking pictures of Deans, APs, Principals, and teaachers beating kids up. Mike wanted to stop children and their parents from telling him what to do.
And, there are teachers out there who hit children and take kids home with them for the wrong reasons.
So, stories like the beating of Mr. John, 15 years old, is again, reason for concern about Dennis Walcott and Mayor Bloomberg's continued supervision.