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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

NYC DOE and Chancellor Richard Carranza Place Ads For "Teachers of Color"

We now know that NYC Chancellor Richard Carranza wants teachers "of color" to replace the alleged white supremacists who have kept the kids of the NYC School District, the largest in the USA public school system, held against their will in a racial strangle.

See my prior post:

NYC DOE Chancellor Carranza Rules With Hate

Now we see the DOE's public marketers of the bulloney saying they "did not know" about an ad for "teachers of color" for District 1. We are going to see a lot of deny, deny, deny. That's what the DOE is good at. Is someone writing a script?

Betsy Combier
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An online job posting for a Manhattan school district specifically sought “teachers of color” amid an alleged push by Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza to combat “toxic whiteness” in Big Apple public schools, The Post has learned.
The help-wanted ad, which was spotted by a former teacher on April 27, was linked to an invitation to a May 14 job fair sponsored by the district, which covers the East Village and part of the Lower East Side.
The racially targeted post on said Community School District 1 was seeking “teachers of color for the 2019-2020 school year.”
The district includes some top schools, including the highly rated PS 110 Florence Nightingale.
“We are committed to diversifying our teaching staff to better serve the diverse populations we serve,” read the invite, posted on the Eventbrite ticketing site by Irene Sanchez, principal of PS 15 Roberto Clemente.
The help-wanted ad disappeared from Indeed a day after former teacher Dawn Donohue saw it and took a screenshot.
According to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is “illegal for an employer to publish a job advertisement that shows a preference for or discourages someone from applying for a job” due to race, color, religion, sex or other characteristics.
Word of the posting comes amid mounting controversy over Carranza’s racial “equity” initiatives — which critics say include pushing the concept of “toxic whiteness” — and his denials that he’s biased against white teachers and staffers, as alleged in a $90 million discrimination suit by three DOE officials filed last month.
“This job posting is a continuation of fighting discrimination with more discrimination and underscores our clients’ allegations, namely, that they were targeted for demotion in responsibility and role on the basis of their race and gender,” said lawyer Davida Perry, who represents the plaintiffs in that case.
A DOE spokesman said the ad “was not authorized” and that officials “are investigating to determine follow up action.”
“This was a mistake by one school and it shouldn’t have happened,” said spokesman Doug Cohen, adding that the job fair was “open to all candidates.”
Manhattan employment lawyer David Gottlieb said the ad “creates a very strong inference that they are favoring a particular racial group in the hiring process.”
 “So, playing this out, if a qualified applicant who is not a person of color is denied the job, that person could bring a claim for discrimination and that job posting would be strong evidence that race/color played a factor in the decision,” he added.
Lawyer Michael O’Neill, who specializes in civil rights and labor law, said the ad “without a doubt” violated the city Human Rights Law, which prohibits employment discrimination.
Sanchez didn’t return a request for comment.

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By Susan Edelman, NY POST, April 13, 2019
NYC schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is stifling the debate on student diversity by tarring parents as racist when they protest his controversial proposals, white and black parents told The Post.
“It has a chilling effect on parents speaking out. Some are afraid of being branded ‘racist’ or ‘privileged,’ which they feel is the narrative coming from way up high,” said Leonard Silverman, a lawyer, PTA president and father of three kids in Manhattan public schools.
Since Mayor de Blasio brought him on a year ago, Carranza, in tweets, community forums and interviews, including with The Post, implies that opponents of his push to abolish the SHSAT exam for specialized schools and other admission criteria are blind to their own bias.
Supporters praise Carranza’s candor as courageous, but some parents who question his stances find him intimidating.
Irking Carranza at a Brooklyn public meeting last month, Artemis Lekakis, a member of the Community Education Council in District 20, a parent advisory board, asked whether city officials knew what scrapping the SHSAT “would do to the reputation of those schools once the quality of the student body is changed somehow.”
“As a man of color,” Carranza shot back. “I’m going to call you on your language. The coded language that we use, where we’re ‘diluting’ these schools because we’re giving more opportunity to a wider array of students, is highly offensive.”
A white dad, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was outraged that Carranza had suggested Lekakis, an assistant US attorney, was biased against black and Hispanic kids.
“If they say you’re a racist, you have to come back and say, ‘No, I have a right to demand high standards,’” he said. “Both white and black parents need to have the cajones to say, ‘You’re dumbing down our schools.’”
Mona Davids, president of the NYC Parents Union, agreed.
“Because de Blasio and Carranza have such racist low expectations for black and Hispanic students, they feel they have to lower the standards for our children. They are the racists,” said Davids, who is black.
Carranza’s lunatic war on ‘toxic whiteness’