Exposing A. Philip Randolph High School Hack Principal David Fanning
Even experienced chapter leaders are under assault by principals clearly trained in tactics of divide and conquer - they isolate certain people and woo others. All while the UFT dithers and provides few weapons and support and barebones training. What is funny that because I get so many reports on these principals I can see the pattern of behavior and can advise people - the UFT does not teach this pattern of behavior and help people format a broad array of responses -- which includes a political response - but more on this aspect in future posts.
Would you want to work for a guy who clearly has a stick up his ass
One key charge against Fanning is that he covers up incidents to make the school look clean and oppresses staff members who would report. Nothing reported, nothing fixed.
Here is a composite report from various sources on principal David Fanning and the school.
According to the latest Learning Environment Survey, only about 40% of teachers feel safe at APRHS.
According to The Daily News, APRHS touts an array of advanced classes. Talk to anyone from the school and you'll soon learn that all these supposed advanced classes are not offered. Or at least certainly not recently or all in one year. In the course of one year, students' agreement responses to the Learning Environment survey question, "Myschool offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes and activities to keep me interested in school" dropped nearly twenty percentage points. Where is this supposed array of classes?
"This is honestly the worst school in the city. I've been here for 4 years. Don't listen to what the "Student Government" person is saying, he's sugarcoating it. The school has a bunch of incidents all the time which are covered up all the time. There was a fire in the bathroom and wasn't reported, which smoke was all over the 2nd floor the school reported it as a false alarm. They also had a classroom whose boards where set on fire and the school called the janitors to put it out. Seriously if you love your kid, don't send them here. There is some staff that I absolutely love, Ramirez, Calcano, Lacera, Ross, Stone, Dermott, but that's it."
"The staircases smell like weed. Students go to school high. Students have sex in staircases. Students cut ALL THE TIME. Students are EXTREMELY rude. The classes get disrupted all the time. There are ALWAYS physical fights (At least once a week!). Not to mention the pranks that are far dangerous.