On May 23, 2000 PS 6 Principal Carmen Farina (yes, our current Chancellor) called me up after I returned from the Annenberg Challenge For The Arts Symposium where I spoke about the PS6-PS 198 Arts Funding project I designed, the Arts Together Community Partnership.
At the Symposium I was told by teachers at PS 198 that they had no arts program. I asked the PS 6 Assistant Principal where the money was? The AP left after she told me that she would speak with Carmen.
The rest is history. Carmen was removed from PS 6 in February 2001. Shen she rose up through the ranks, becoming Deputy Chancellor under Joel Klein. Then there were more scandals, and Carmen was told to resign/"retire". She "retired" and was brought out of retirement to become Chancellor of the New York City School System under Mayor of New York City Bill De Blasio.
Carmen is an expert at retaliation. Let's hope she loses this case.
Jill Bloomberg's Federal Court papers:
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· by Yasmeen Khan