|Principal Emmanuel Polanco|
One of the many outrageous policies of the NYCDOE that continues to baffle me is the immoral, illegal, or inappropriate actions of principals who are never stopped or held accountable for their words or actions.
One recent event:‘Creepy’ NYC teacher Gabriel Mitey, who worked at new school under a different name, ousted
|Anissa Reilly, GANG GIRL video|
And then there is Dr. Anissa Reilly and her video "Gang Girl". This video is violent and disgusting, trust me. I bought it for $5.00 because I was hired by a teacher to do her 3020-a arbitration after she was accused of threatening Reilly at a meeting - which FORTUNATELY the teacher secretly taped. On the audio tape, which was given to the arbitrator when Reilly came in to testify, everyone could hear Reilly threaten the teacher, not the other way around. We gave the arbitrator a copy of "Gang Girl" and the certified transcript of the secretly taped meeting as evidence. We won that case, and the teacher was not terminated.
Reilly has had a checkered career, but nothing has stopped her nor has she been removed from her position. Here are a few of the Reilly stories you can read online:
Video #45 Principal Takeover- Dr. Anissa Reilly. Revolutionary School Culture OSG describes itself as " where education meets culture. Season One of Revolutionary School Culture highlights Five extraordinary school leaders in New York City that are doing phenomenal work saving and transforming the lives in their schools!"Controversial Bronx principal accused of pushing fifth-grade girl to floor, hurling table at her in class
The NYC DOE Double Standard: PS132 Principal Anissa Chalmers-Reilly, GANG GIRL, Gets a Reprimand For Threatening Staff
Teachers are brought to Part 83 hearings for much less. For example, a beautiful, talented and tenured teacher was accused - falsely - by a jealous co-worker of holding the hand of a 19-year-old student in her class as they walked towards a movie theater on 42nd street. She was reassigned, found guilty of having a "relationship" with her student even though there were no telephone calls, texts, or social media found by SCI, and her NYSUT attorney did a terrible job defending her (my opinion, after reading every word of the transcripts) to the point that the attorney, Elizabeth Schuster, told the teacher she was going to be terminated and should resign, but NYSUT would not help her appeal:
In my opinion, Attorney Schuster knew that she put forth a terrible defense, and did not want the teacher to Appeal her termination so that a Court could review what happened. I can say unequivocally that the teacher is innocent of the charge. A bad defense caused her firing. The teacher resigned, scared and with a Problem Code on her fingerprints. No one told her about this code until she called me in 2022 to ask for my help after she received a Notice of a Part 83 against her for "Immoral character" (the charge= holding the hand of a student and leaving him emotionally scarred for life). Her State license would be revoked, all due to her having been falsely accused of holding a boy's hand on 42nd Street. Both parties, this teacher and the boy himself, testified that this was false. The arbitrator did not care. I was not part of the hearing, but I read the transcripts.
I wrote a Motion To Dismiss/Withdraw the Part 83. The Arbitrator, Anne Reynolds Copps said,
"I do not have the authority to withdraw or otherwise terminate these proceedings. I must hold the hearing as directed by the commissioner.....There will be no arguments entertained at the hearing concerning these motions."
Principals and higher-ups in the NYC DOE are under a different standard. This needs to stop.
Students at Junior High School 80 in the Bronx call him Principal Polanco, but the bikini-clad babes in his Internet rap videos call him "El Siki."
Emmanuel Polanco, 30, is one of the youngest school leaders in the city, but angry parents say his on-screen antics show he's a terrible role model.
"Someone has to hold this guy accountable," said Cecilia Donovan, whose daughter Ciara, 12, is a seventh-grader at the school. "It's ridiculous what he's doing there."
Videos obtained by the Daily News show the principal cavorting with young hotties and partying at posh clubs with bottles of champagne as "El Siki."
In a Spanish-language music video for a song called "El Metele," Polanco visits a club where he orders up champagne, gyrates on the dance floor and takes a busty blond babe home to bed.
"Come here, press against me. I'm giving up control, you go crazy," he raps in Spanish. "Don't stop, more, let's make love."
Though it's not clear when Polanco made the videos, parents said many students at JHS 80 have seen "El Metele" and kids sometimes chant "El Siki" when Polanco walks down the halls.
Polanco, who earns $127,115 and has worked in the public schools since 2003, did not respond to requests for comment. He discussed his musical ambitions in an undated video on the website CalienteHitzMix.com.
"We doin' it up and we doin' it hard and we gonna take over," Polanco says in the interview. "I'm here to step it up a notch."
Education officials said they are looking into Polanco's on-screen alter ego.
"We take parents' concerns seriously and are following up on them," said agency spokeswoman Connie Pankratz.