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  • Noah E Gotbaum
    I mentioned the Ed Reformers complicity in this because of their number one policy initiative is to remove teacher tenure and other due process protections,
    Message 1 of 15 , Apr 1, 2011
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      I mentioned the Ed Reformers complicity in this because of their number one policy initiative is to remove teacher tenure and other due process protections, thereby giving carte blanche to abuses like this.

       

       

       

      From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Leonie Haimson
      Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 12:34 PM
      To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [nyceducationnews] student protest vs. another abusive Leadership Academy principal

       

       

      Only if parents sue; it is almost impossible to find legal representation for cases like this.

       

      Leonie Haimson

      Executive Director

      Class Size Matters

      124 Waverly Pl.

      New York, NY 10011

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      From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dee Alpert
      Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 12:01 PM
      To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [nyceducationnews] student protest vs. another abusive Leadership Academy principal

       

       

      I guess the Corporation Counsel is going to spend a lot of money defending Joel Klein in a suit asking that damages be levied against him personally for this disgraceful conduct.  - Dee Alpert

      On 4/1/2011 7:15 AM, Jonathan wrote:

       

      But this is different. The superintendent removed him - the next day Klein put him back (after the finding of sexual harassment was confirmed). The harassment issue may generate more headlines - but this is an issue of a protected Leadership Academy principal with a wide range of abusive behavior towards staff and students.

      Jonathan

      On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 2:05 AM, Dee Alpert <sappell@...> wrote:

       

      I don't see that this h as anything to do with "education deformers."  The NYC DOE kept on an a.p. in Queens despite numerous rumors re his molesting female students for years; then ... he got himself transferred to Stuy. where he serially molested 23 female students.  That was before the Bloomberg/Klein education "deform" move - in happened under a prior Mayor and prior Chancellor, Harold Levy.  Or at least, the a.p. was caught and prosecuted under Levy.  His serial molestations went on for many years before then in at least 2 different high schools.

      There are recurrent stories nationally about what is called the "pass the trash" process whereby principals and/or superintendents agree to give molesters decent references and not have them disciplined or prosecuted as long as they keep quiet about what they've done and move to another district.  This is an historic process; zero to do with any education "reform" measures; before , even, the current folks whom you would call "deformers" were even born.  If you want to know something about adult molestations of students in schools, check out Prof. Charol Shakeshaft's study for US DOE, on US DOE's web site, published about 6 years ago.

      Dee Alpert




      On 4/1/2011 1:57 AM, Noah E Gotbaum wrote:

       

       

      Read it again, Leonie.  He wasn’t just accused of sexual harassment; he was found guilty of it - groping his payroll secretary.  So the DOE sends her packing and he stays on.  Only to be under investigation 2 more times for the same offense.   Ask your question again: “Why is the DOE keeping this guy on?”

       

      Perhaps it’s because he’s had the fine judgment only to grope and harass his staff, but not his students - those he’s just trying to suspend them for exercising their most basic rights.

       

      And this is the guy whom the DOE and the other education “reformers” want determining the fate and future of our teachers – all without their tenure due process or seniority protections.   Then again, why would teachers need these protections when they can be evaluated by a fair-minded public servant like this Principal?

       

      noah

       

       

      From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of < /b>Leonie Haimson
      Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 11:24 PM
      To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [nyceducationnews] student protest vs. another abusive Leadership Academy principal

       

       

      Principal Bost has been accused of sexual harassment numerous times, as cited in this DN article last year; and yet DOE kept him on for unknown reasons.

      http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2010/06/24/2010-06-24_bx_principal_probed__again__in _sex_harass_charges_from_staffers.html

      More on this see: http://jd2718.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/protest-at-fordham-leadership-academy/

      Recently students were suspended for handing around DN article after two teachers were allegedly brought up for charges of “incompetence” by same principal, but acc. to students, actually for “knowing too much” about principal’s ongoing abuses. 

      Bost (of course) another LA grad.  Students then organized a walkout.    See video below

      http://www.news12.com/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=277616&position=1&news_type=news

       

       

      Roosevelt H.S. students stage walkout

      (03/29/11) THE BRONX - About two dozen Roosevelt High School students staged a walkout today that is now raising questions about why two popular staff members were let go.

      Benjamin Rodriguez says he led the protest after being suspended for distributing copies of a news article that discussed a sexual harassment case against Principal Richard Bost.

      Students say they believe the faculty members were let go for knowing too much information about the principal. However, the Department of Education (DOE) says that teacher Mike Mullen and counselor Diane Ghallagher are facing termination hearings for incompetence.

      The DOE also confirmed that Bost is a probationary principal and that his probation was extended three years after a sexual harassment allegation was substantiated.

       

       

       

    • Elizabeth
      But Noah, What due process protections do teachers really have? I witnessed first hand and heard many more accounts of outrageous heartbreaking injustices
      Message 2 of 15 , Apr 1, 2011
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        But Noah,

        What due process protections do teachers really have? I witnessed first
        hand and heard many more accounts of outrageous heartbreaking injustices
        leveraged on classroom teachers by school administrators, district
        officials and curriculum specialists in Manhattan during the nineties
        and into the early years of this decade. In the vast majorityof cases,
        higher level administrators, school board members and most importantly
        their own union stood by -or worse aided and abetted the activity.

        I wish it weren't so

        Elizabeth

        --- In nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com, "Noah E Gotbaum" <noah@...>
        wrote:
        >
        > I mentioned the Ed Reformers complicity in this because of their
        number one
        > policy initiative is to remove teacher tenure and other due process
        > protections, thereby giving carte blanche to abuses like this.
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
        > [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Leonie Haimson
        > Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 12:34 PM
        > To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
        > Subject: RE: [nyceducationnews] student protest vs. another abusive
        > Leadership Academy principal
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Only if parents sue; it is almost impossible to find legal
        representation
        > for cases like this.
        >
        >
        >
        > Leonie Haimson
        >
        > Executive Director
        >
        > Class Size Matters
        >
        > 124 Waverly Pl.
        >
        > New York, NY 10011
        >
        > 212-674-7320
        >
        > classsizematters@...
        >
        > www.classsizematters.org
        >
        > http://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com
        >
        > http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leonie-haimson
        >
        >
        >
        > Follow me on twitter @leoniehaimson
        >
        >
        >
        > Make a
        <http://www.nycharities.org/donate/c_donate.asp?CharityCode=1757>
        > tax-deductible contribution to Class Size Matters now!
        >
        >
        >
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        >
        > From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
        > [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dee Alpert
        > Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 12:01 PM
        > To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
        > Subject: Re: [nyceducationnews] student protest vs. another abusive
        > Leadership Academy principal
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > I guess the Corporation Counsel is going to spend a lot of money
        defending
        > Joel Klein in a suit asking that damages be levied against him
        personally
        > for this disgraceful conduct. - Dee Alpert
        >
        > On 4/1/2011 7:15 AM, Jonathan wrote:
        >
        >
        >
        > But this is different. The superintendent removed him - the next day
        Klein
        > put him back (after the finding of sexual harassment was confirmed).
        The
        > harassment issue may generate more headlines - but this is an issue of
        a
        > protected Leadership Academy principal with a wide range of abusive
        behavior
        > towards staff and students.
        >
        > Jonathan
        >
        > On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 2:05 AM, Dee Alpert sappell@... wrote:
        >
        >
        >
        > I don't see that this h as anything to do with "education deformers."
        The
        > NYC DOE kept on an a.p. in Queens despite numerous rumors re his
        molesting
        > female students for years; then ... he got himself transferred to
        Stuy.
        > where he serially molested 23 female students. That was before the
        > Bloomberg/Klein education "deform" move - in happened under a prior
        Mayor
        > and prior Chancellor, Harold Levy. Or at least, the a.p. was caught
        and
        > prosecuted under Levy. His serial molestations went on for many years
        > before then in at least 2 different high schools.
        >
        > There are recurrent stories nationally about what is called the "pass
        the
        > trash" process whereby principals and/or superintendents agree to give
        > molesters decent references and not have them disciplined or
        prosecuted as
        > long as they keep quiet about what they've done and move to another
        > district. This is an historic process; zero to do with any education
        > "reform" measures; before , even, the current folks whom you would
        call
        > "deformers" were even born. If you want to know something about adult
        > molestations of students in schools, check out Prof. Charol
        Shakeshaft's
        > study for US DOE, on US DOE's web site, published about 6 years ago.
        >
        > Dee Alpert
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > On 4/1/2011 1:57 AM, Noah E Gotbaum wrote:
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Read it again, Leonie. He wasn't just accused of sexual harassment;
        he was
        > found guilty of it - groping his payroll secretary. So the DOE sends
        her
        > packing and he stays on. Only to be under investigation 2 more times
        for
        > the same offense. Ask your question again: "Why is the DOE keeping
        this
        > guy on?"
        >
        >
        >
        > Perhaps it's because he's had the fine judgment only to grope and
        harass his
        > staff, but not his students - those he's just trying to suspend them
        for
        > exercising their most basic rights.
        >
        >
        >
        > And this is the guy whom the DOE and the other education "reformers"
        want
        > determining the fate and future of our teachers - all without their
        tenure
        > due process or seniority protections. Then again, why would teachers
        need
        > these protections when they can be evaluated by a fair-minded public
        servant
        > like this Principal?
        >
        >
        >
        > noah
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
        > [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of < /b>Leonie
        Haimson
        > Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 11:24 PM
        > To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
        > Subject: [nyceducationnews] student protest vs. another abusive
        Leadership
        > Academy principal
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Principal Bost has been accused of sexual harassment numerous times,
        as
        > cited in this DN article last year; and yet DOE kept him on for
        unknown
        > reasons.
        >
        >
        http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2010/06/24/2010-06-24_bx_p\
        rinc
        > ipal_probed__again__in _sex_harass_charges_from_staffers.html
        >
        <http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2010/06/24/2010-06-24_bx_\
        prin
        > cipal_probed__again__in_sex_harass_charges_from_staffers.html>
        >
        > More on this see:
        >
        http://jd2718.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/protest-at-fordham-leadership-aca\
        demy
        > /
        >
        > Recently students were suspended for handing around DN article after
        two
        > teachers were allegedly brought up for charges of "incompetence" by
        same
        > principal, but acc. to students, actually for "knowing too much" about
        > principal's ongoing abuses.
        >
        > Bost (of course) another LA grad. Students then organized a walkout.
        See
        > video below
        >
        > http://www.news12.com/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=277616
        >
        <http://www.news12.com/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=277616&position=1&new\
        s%0d
        > %0a%20_type=news> &position=1&news_type=news
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Roosevelt H.S. students stage walkout
        >
        > (03/29/11) THE BRONX - About two dozen Roosevelt High School students
        staged
        > a walkout today that is now raising questions about why two popular
        staff
        > members were let go.
        >
        > Benjamin Rodriguez says he led the protest after being suspended for
        > distributing copies of a news article that discussed a sexual
        harassment
        > case against Principal Richard Bost.
        >
        > Students say they believe the faculty members were let go for knowing
        too
        > much information about the principal. However, the Department of
        Education
        > (DOE) says that teacher Mike Mullen and counselor Diane Ghallagher are
        > facing termination hearings for incompetence.
        >
        > The DOE also confirmed that Bost is a probationary principal and that
        his
        > probation was extended three years after a sexual harassment
        allegation was
        > substantiated.
        >
      • Dee Alpert
        In a case where a principal was found guilty of sexual harassment of adult females; had Joel Klein continue his probationary employment anyway, and then there
        Message 3 of 15 , Apr 1, 2011
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          In a case where a principal was found guilty of sexual harassment of adult females; had Joel Klein continue his probationary employment anyway, and then there were other similar complaints re the principal, I suspect the Title VII bar would be frothing at the mouth to take the suit.  Typically, employers just take the position that harassment didn't happen.  When you already have someone who was investigated and found to have done it, and then complaints re him doing it again were initially blown off ... rare case, could be worth a lot of money to the plaintiffs' attorneys.  I'd just call the NY County Bar Ass'n. for an attorney referral.

          Dee Alpert


          On 4/1/2011 12:34 PM, Leonie Haimson wrote:
           

          Only if parents sue; it is almost impossible to find legal representation for cases like this.

           

          Leonie Haimson

          Executive Director

          Class Size Matters

          124 Waverly Pl.

          New York, NY 10011

          212-674-7320

          classsizematters@...

          www.classsizematters.org

          http://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com

          http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leonie-haimson

           

          Follow me on twitter @leoniehaimson

           

          Make a tax-deductible contribution to Class Size Matters now!

           

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          From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dee Alpert
          Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 12:01 PM
          To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: Re: [nyceducationnews] student protest vs. another abusive Leadership Academy principal

           

           

          I guess the Corporation Counsel is going to spend a lot of money defending Joel Klein in a suit asking that damages be levied against him personally for this disgraceful conduct.  - Dee Alpert

          On 4/1/2011 7:15 AM, Jonathan wrote:

           

          But this is different. The superintendent removed him - the next day Klein put him back (after the finding of sexual harassment was confirmed). The harassment issue may generate more headlines - but this is an issue of a protected Leadership Academy principal with a wide range of abusive behavior towards staff and students.

          Jonathan

          On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 2:05 AM, Dee Alpert <sappell@...> wrote:

           

          I don't see that this has anything to do with "education deformers."  The NYC DOE kept on an a.p. in Queens despite numerous rumors re his molesting female students for years; then ... he got himself transferred to Stuy. where he serially molested 23 female students.  That was before the Bloomberg/Klein education "deform" move - in happened under a prior Mayor and prior Chancellor, Harold Levy.  Or at least, the a.p. was caught and prosecuted under Levy.  His serial molestations went on for many years before then in at least 2 different high schools.

          There are recurrent stories nationally about what is called the "pass the trash" process whereby principals and/or superintendents agree to give molesters decent references and not have them disciplined or prosecuted as long as they keep quiet about what they've done and move to another district.  This is an historic process; zero to do with any education "reform" measures; before, even, the current folks whom you would call "deformers" were even born.  If you want to know something about adult molestations of students in schools, check out Prof. Charol Shakeshaft's study for US DOE, on US DOE's web site, published about 6 years ago.

          Dee Alpert




          On 4/1/2011 1:57 AM, Noah E Gotbaum wrote:

           

           

          Read it again, Leonie.  He wasn’t just accused of sexual harassment; he was found guilty of it - groping his payroll secretary.  So the DOE sends her packing and he stays on.  Only to be under investigation 2 more times for the same offense.   Ask your question again: “Why is the DOE keeping this guy on?”

           

          Perhaps it’s because he’s had the fine judgment only to grope and harass his staff, but not his students - those he’s just trying to suspend them for exercising their most basic rights.

           

          And this is the guy whom the DOE and the other education “reformers” want determining the fate and future of our teachers – all without their tenure due process or seniority protections.   Then again, why would teachers need these protections when they can be evaluated by a fair-minded public servant like this Principal?

           

          noah

           

           

          From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Leonie Haimson
          Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 11:24 PM
          To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [nyceducationnews] student protest vs. another abusive Leadership Academy principal

           

           

          Principal Bost has been accused of sexual harassment numerous times, as cited in this DN article last year; and yet DOE kept him on for unknown reasons.

          http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2010/06/24/2010-06-24_bx_principal_probed__again__in_sex_harass_charges_from_staffers.html

          More on this see: http://jd2718.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/protest-at-fordham-leadership-academy/

          Recently students were suspended for handing around DN article after two teachers were allegedly brought up for charges of “incompetence” by same principal, but acc. to students, actually for “knowing too much” about principal’s ongoing abuses. 

          Bost (of course) another LA grad.  Students then organized a walkout.    See video below

          http://www.news12.com/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=277616&position=1&news_type=news

           

           

          Roosevelt H.S. students stage walkout

          (03/29/11) THE BRONX - About two dozen Roosevelt High School students staged a walkout today that is now raising questions about why two popular staff members were let go.

          Benjamin Rodriguez says he led the protest after being suspended for distributing copies of a news article that discussed a sexual harassment case against Principal Richard Bost.

          Students say they believe the faculty members were let go for knowing too much information about the principal. However, the Department of Education (DOE) says that teacher Mike Mullen and counselor Diane Ghallagher are facing termination hearings for incompetence.

          The DOE also confirmed that Bost is a probationary principal and that his probation was extended three years after a sexual harassment allegation was substantiated.

           

           

           

        • Lynne Winderbaum
          If only...As with many sexual harassment issues in the workplace, many of the complaining females were afraid to press charges or take legal action fearing for
          Message 4 of 15 , Apr 1, 2011
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            If only...
            As with many sexual harassment issues in the workplace, many of the complaining females were afraid to press charges or take legal action fearing for their jobs. They complained but insisted that their names not be used. The only female who came forward was the secretary who lodged the OEO complaint. The charges were substantiated, the principal's probation extended, the secretary moved to another school. Bost lived to harass another day. One of his subsequent victims was actually a parent. She went to the DOE and her state senator to complain.

            Lynne


            To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
            From: sappell@...
            Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 13:43:39 -0400
            Subject: Re: [nyceducationnews] student protest vs. another abusive Leadership Academy principal

             
            In a case where a principal was found guilty of sexual harassment of adult females; had Joel Klein continue his probationary employment anyway, and then there were other similar complaints re the principal, I suspect the Title VII bar would be frothing at the mouth to take the suit.  Typically, employers just take the position that harassment didn't happen.  When you already have someone who was investigated and found to have done it, and then complaints re him doing it again were initially blown off ... rare case, could be worth a lot of money to the plaintiffs' attorneys.  I'd just call the NY County Bar Ass'n. for an attorney referral.

            Dee Alpert


            On 4/1/2011 12:34 PM, Leonie Haimson wrote:
             

            Only if parents sue; it is almost impossible to find legal representation for cases like this.

             

            Leonie Haimson

            Executive Director

            Class Size Matters

            124 Waverly Pl.

            New York, NY 10011

            212-674-7320

            classsizematters@...

            www.classsizematters.org

            http://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leonie-haimson

             

            Follow me on twitter @leoniehaimson

             

            Make a tax-deductible contribution to Class Size Matters now!

             

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            From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dee Alpert
            Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 12:01 PM
            To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: Re: [nyceducationnews] student protest vs. another abusive Leadership Academy principal

             

             

            I guess the Corporation Counsel is going to spend a lot of money defending Joel Klein in a suit asking that damages be levied against him personally for this disgraceful conduct.  - Dee Alpert

            On 4/1/2011 7:15 AM, Jonathan wrote:

             

            But this is different. The superintendent removed him - the next day Klein put him back (after the finding of sexual harassment was confirmed). The harassment issue may generate more headlines - but this is an issue of a protected Leadership Academy principal with a wide range of abusive behavior towards staff and students.

            Jonathan

            On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 2:05 AM, Dee Alpert <sappell@...> wrote:

             

            I don't see that this has anything to do with "education deformers."  The NYC DOE kept on an a.p. in Queens despite numerous rumors re his molesting female students for years; then ... he got himself transferred to Stuy. where he serially molested 23 female students.  That was before the Bloomberg/Klein education "deform" move - in happened under a prior Mayor and prior Chancellor, Harold Levy.  Or at least, the a.p. was caught and prosecuted under Levy.  His serial molestations went on for many years before then in at least 2 different high schools.

            There are recurrent stories nationally about what is called the "pass the trash" process whereby principals and/or superintendents agree to give molesters decent references and not have them disciplined or prosecuted as long as they keep quiet about what they've done and move to another district.  This is an historic process; zero to do with any education "reform" measures; before, even, the current folks whom you would call "deformers" were even born.  If you want to know something about adult molestations of students in schools, check out Prof. Charol Shakeshaft's study for US DOE, on US DOE's web site, published about 6 years ago.

            Dee Alpert




            On 4/1/2011 1:57 AM, Noah E Gotbaum wrote:

             

             

            Read it again, Leonie.  He wasn’t just accused of sexual harassment; he was found guilty of it - groping his payroll secretary.  So the DOE sends her packing and he stays on.  Only to be under investigation 2 more times for the same offense.   Ask your question again: “Why is the DOE keeping this guy on?”

             

            Perhaps it’s because he’s had the fine judgment only to grope and harass his staff, but not his students - those he’s just trying to suspend them for exercising their most basic rights.

             

            And this is the guy whom the DOE and the other education “reformers” want determining the fate and future of our teachers – all without their tenure due process or seniority protections.   Then again, why would teachers need these protections when they can be evaluated by a fair-minded public servant like this Principal?

             

            noah

             

             

            From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Leonie Haimson
            Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 11:24 PM
            To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: [nyceducationnews] student protest vs. another abusive Leadership Academy principal

             

             

            Principal Bost has been accused of sexual harassment numerous times, as cited in this DN article last year; and yet DOE kept him on for unknown reasons.

            http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2010/06/24/2010-06-24_bx_principal_probed__again__in_sex_harass_charges_from_staffers.html

            More on this see: http://jd2718.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/protest-at-fordham-leadership-academy/

            Recently students were suspended for handing around DN article after two teachers were allegedly brought up for charges of “incompetence” by same principal, but acc. to students, actually for “knowing too much” about principal’s ongoing abuses. 

            Bost (of course) another LA grad.  Students then organized a walkout.    See video below

            http://www.news12.com/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=277616&position=1&news_type=news

             

             

            Roosevelt H.S. students stage walkout

            (03/29/11) THE BRONX - About two dozen Roosevelt High School students staged a walkout today that is now raising questions about why two popular staff members were let go.

            Benjamin Rodriguez says he led the protest after being suspended for distributing copies of a news article that discussed a sexual harassment case against Principal Richard Bost.

            Students say they believe the faculty members were let go for knowing too much information about the principal. However, the Department of Education (DOE) says that teacher Mike Mullen and counselor Diane Ghallagher are facing termination hearings for incompetence.

            The DOE also confirmed that Bost is a probationary principal and that his probation was extended three years after a sexual harassment allegation was substantiated.

             

             

             


          • Dee Alpert
            If he went after a parent ... the man is obviously an out-of-control molester and should have been removed as a public health and safety measure. In my
            Message 5 of 15 , Apr 1, 2011
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              If he went after a parent ... the man is obviously an out-of-control molester and should have been removed as a public health and safety measure.  In my experience w/NOW as employment discrim. taskforce chair, after one woman files in fed. ct., others who were afraid to do so are emboldened and come forward, if not as complainants then as witnesses for the plaintiff(s). 

              Dee


              On 4/1/2011 2:32 PM, Lynne Winderbaum wrote:
               

              If only...

              As with many sexual harassment issues in the workplace, many of the complaining females were afraid to press charges or take legal action fearing for their jobs. They complained but insisted that their names not be used. The only female who came forward was the secretary who lodged the OEO complaint. The charges were substantiated, the principal's probation extended, the secretary moved to another school. Bost lived to harass another day. One of his subsequent victims was actually a parent. She went to the DOE and her state senator to complain.

              Lynne


              To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
              From: sappell@...
              Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 13:43:39 -0400
              Subject: Re: [nyceducationnews] student protest vs. another abusive Leadership Academy principal

               
              In a case where a principal was found guilty of sexual harassment of adult females; had Joel Klein continue his probationary employment anyway, and then there were other similar complaints re the principal, I suspect the Title VII bar would be frothing at the mouth to take the suit.  Typically, employers just take the position that harassment didn't happen.  When you already have someone who was investigated and found to have done it, and then complaints re him doing it again were initially blown off ... rare case, could be worth a lot of money to the plaintiffs' attorneys.  I'd just call the NY County Bar Ass'n. for an attorney referral.

              Dee Alpert


              On 4/1/2011 12:34 PM, Leonie Haimson wrote:
               

              Only if parents sue; it is almost impossible to find legal representation for cases like this.

               

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              From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dee Alpert
              Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 12:01 PM
              To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: Re: [nyceducationnews] student protest vs. another abusive Leadership Academy principal

               

               

              I guess the Corporation Counsel is going to spend a lot of money defending Joel Klein in a suit asking that damages be levied against him personally for this disgraceful conduct.  - Dee Alpert

              On 4/1/2011 7:15 AM, Jonathan wrote:

               

              But this is different. The superintendent removed him - the next day Klein put him back (after the finding of sexual harassment was confirmed). The harassment issue may generate more headlines - but this is an issue of a protected Leadership Academy principal with a wide range of abusive behavior towards staff and students.

              Jonathan

              On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 2:05 AM, Dee Alpert <sappell@...>wrote:

               

              I don't see that this has anything to do with "education deformers."  The NYC DOE kept on an a.p. in Queens despite numerous rumors re his molesting female students for years; then ... he got himself transferred to Stuy. where he serially molested 23 female students.  That was before the Bloomberg/Klein education "deform" move - in happened under a prior Mayor and prior Chancellor, Harold Levy.  Or at least, the a.p. was caught and prosecuted under Levy.  His serial molestations went on for many years before then in at least 2 different high schools.

              There are recurrent stories nationally about what is called the "pass the trash" process whereby principals and/or superintendents agree to give molesters decent references and not have them disciplined or prosecuted as long as they keep quiet about what they've done and move to another district.  This is an historic process; zero to do with any education "reform" measures; before, even, the current folks whom you would call "deformers" were even born.  If you want to know something about adult molestations of students in schools, check out Prof. Charol Shakeshaft's study for US DOE, on US DOE's web site, published about 6 years ago.

              Dee Alpert




              On 4/1/2011 1:57 AM, Noah E Gotbaum wrote:

               

               

              Read it again, Leonie.  He wasn’t just accused of sexual harassment; he was found guilty of it - groping his payroll secretary.  So the DOE sends her packing and he stays on.  Only to be under investigation 2 more times for the same offense.   Ask your question again: “Why is the DOE keeping this guy on?”

               

              Perhaps it’s because he’s had the fine judgment only to grope and harass his staff, but not his students - those he’s just trying to suspend them for exercising their most basic rights.

               

              And this is the guy whom the DOE and the other education “reformers” want determining the fate and future of our teachers – all without their tenure due process or seniority protections.   Then again, why would teachers need these protections when they can be evaluated by a fair-minded public servant like this Principal?

               

              noah

               

               

              From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Leonie Haimson
              Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 11:24 PM
              To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: [nyceducationnews]student protest vs. another abusive Leadership Academy principal

               

               

              PrincipalBost has been accused of sexual harassment numerous times, as cited in this DN article last year; and yet DOE kept him on for unknown reasons.

              http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2010/06/24/2010-06-24_bx_principal_probed__again__in_sex_harass_charges_from_staffers.html

              Moreon this see: http://jd2718.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/protest-at-fordham-leadership-academy/

              Recentlystudents were suspended for handing around DN article after two teachers were allegedly brought up for charges of “incompetence” by same principal, but acc. to students, actually for “knowing too much” about principal’s ongoing abuses. 

              Bost(of course) another LA grad.  Students then organized a walkout.    See video below

              http://www.news12.com/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=277616&position=1&news_type=news

               

               

              RooseveltH.S. students stage walkout

              (03/29/11)THE BRONX - About two dozen Roosevelt High School students staged a walkout today that is now raising questions about why two popular staff members were let go.

              BenjaminRodriguez says he led the protest after being suspended for distributing copies of a news article that discussed a sexual harassment case against Principal Richard Bost.

              Studentssay they believe the faculty members were let go for knowing too much information about the principal. However, the Department of Education (DOE) says that teacher Mike Mullen and counselor Diane Ghallagher are facing termination hearings for incompetence.

              TheDOE also confirmed that Bost is a probationary principal and that his probation was extended three years after a sexual harassment allegation was substantiated.

               

               

               


            • Jonathan
              Without for a moment diminishing the anguish caused by abuse 10 or 20 years ago, the level of administrator abuse of staff in our schools today is far, far
              Message 6 of 15 , Apr 2, 2011
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                Without for a moment diminishing the anguish caused by abuse 10 or 20 years ago, the level of administrator abuse of staff in our schools today is far, far greater. What was once shocking is now commonplace.

                Jonathan

                On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 12:52 PM, Elizabeth <nycholdnational@...> wrote:
                 

                But Noah,

                What due process protections do teachers really have? I witnessed first
                hand and heard many more accounts of outrageous heartbreaking injustices
                leveraged on classroom teachers by school administrators, district
                officials and curriculum specialists in Manhattan during the nineties
                and into the early years of this decade. In the vast majorityof cases,
                higher level administrators, school board members and most importantly
                their own union stood by -or worse aided and abetted the activity.

                I wish it weren't so

                Elizabeth

                --- In nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com, "Noah E Gotbaum" <noah@...>
                wrote:


                >
                > I mentioned the Ed Reformers complicity in this because of their
                number one
                > policy initiative is to remove teacher tenure and other due process
                > protections, thereby giving carte blanche to abuses like this.
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                > [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Leonie Haimson
                > Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 12:34 PM
                > To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                > Subject: RE: [nyceducationnews] student protest vs. another abusive
                > Leadership Academy principal
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > Only if parents sue; it is almost impossible to find legal
                representation
                > for cases like this.
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                >
                >
                > Leonie Haimson
                >
                > Executive Director
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                > From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                > [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dee Alpert
                > Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 12:01 PM
                > To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                > Subject: Re: [nyceducationnews] student protest vs. another abusive
                > Leadership Academy principal
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > I guess the Corporation Counsel is going to spend a lot of money
                defending
                > Joel Klein in a suit asking that damages be levied against him
                personally
                > for this disgraceful conduct. - Dee Alpert
                >
                > On 4/1/2011 7:15 AM, Jonathan wrote:
                >
                >
                >
                > But this is different. The superintendent removed him - the next day
                Klein
                > put him back (after the finding of sexual harassment was confirmed).
                The
                > harassment issue may generate more headlines - but this is an issue of
                a
                > protected Leadership Academy principal with a wide range of abusive
                behavior
                > towards staff and students.
                >
                > Jonathan
                >
                > On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 2:05 AM, Dee Alpert sappell@... wrote:
                >
                >
                >
                > I don't see that this h as anything to do with "education deformers."
                The
                > NYC DOE kept on an a.p. in Queens despite numerous rumors re his
                molesting
                > female students for years; then ... he got himself transferred to
                Stuy.
                > where he serially molested 23 female students. That was before the
                > Bloomberg/Klein education "deform" move - in happened under a prior
                Mayor
                > and prior Chancellor, Harold Levy. Or at least, the a.p. was caught
                and
                > prosecuted under Levy. His serial molestations went on for many years
                > before then in at least 2 different high schools.
                >
                > There are recurrent stories nationally about what is called the "pass
                the
                > trash" process whereby principals and/or superintendents agree to give
                > molesters decent references and not have them disciplined or
                prosecuted as
                > long as they keep quiet about what they've done and move to another
                > district. This is an historic process; zero to do with any education
                > "reform" measures; before , even, the current folks whom you would
                call
                > "deformers" were even born. If you want to know something about adult
                > molestations of students in schools, check out Prof. Charol
                Shakeshaft's
                > study for US DOE, on US DOE's web site, published about 6 years ago.
                >
                > Dee Alpert
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > On 4/1/2011 1:57 AM, Noah E Gotbaum wrote:
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > Read it again, Leonie. He wasn't just accused of sexual harassment;
                he was
                > found guilty of it - groping his payroll secretary. So the DOE sends
                her
                > packing and he stays on. Only to be under investigation 2 more times
                for
                > the same offense. Ask your question again: "Why is the DOE keeping
                this
                > guy on?"
                >
                >
                >
                > Perhaps it's because he's had the fine judgment only to grope and
                harass his
                > staff, but not his students - those he's just trying to suspend them
                for
                > exercising their most basic rights.
                >
                >
                >
                > And this is the guy whom the DOE and the other education "reformers"
                want
                > determining the fate and future of our teachers - all without their
                tenure
                > due process or seniority protections. Then again, why would teachers
                need
                > these protections when they can be evaluated by a fair-minded public
                servant
                > like this Principal?
                >
                >
                >
                > noah
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                > [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of < /b>Leonie
                Haimson
                > Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 11:24 PM
                > To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                > Subject: [nyceducationnews] student protest vs. another abusive
                Leadership
                > Academy principal
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > Principal Bost has been accused of sexual harassment numerous times,
                as
                > cited in this DN article last year; and yet DOE kept him on for
                unknown
                > reasons.
                >
                >
                http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2010/06/24/2010-06-24_bx_p\
                rinc

                > ipal_probed__again__in _sex_harass_charges_from_staffers.html
                >
                <http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2010/06/24/2010-06-24_bx_\
                prin

                > cipal_probed__again__in_sex_harass_charges_from_staffers.html>
                >
                > More on this see:
                >
                http://jd2718.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/protest-at-fordham-leadership-aca\
                demy

                > /
                >
                > Recently students were suspended for handing around DN article after
                two
                > teachers were allegedly brought up for charges of "incompetence" by
                same
                > principal, but acc. to students, actually for "knowing too much" about
                > principal's ongoing abuses.
                >
                > Bost (of course) another LA grad. Students then organized a walkout.
                See
                > video below
                >
                > http://www.news12.com/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=277616
                >
                <http://www.news12.com/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=277616&position=1&new\
                s%0d

                > %0a%20_type=news> &position=1&news_type=news

                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > Roosevelt H.S. students stage walkout
                >
                > (03/29/11) THE BRONX - About two dozen Roosevelt High School students
                staged
                > a walkout today that is now raising questions about why two popular
                staff
                > members were let go.
                >
                > Benjamin Rodriguez says he led the protest after being suspended for
                > distributing copies of a news article that discussed a sexual
                harassment
                > case against Principal Richard Bost.
                >
                > Students say they believe the faculty members were let go for knowing
                too
                > much information about the principal. However, the Department of
                Education
                > (DOE) says that teacher Mike Mullen and counselor Diane Ghallagher are
                > facing termination hearings for incompetence.
                >
                > The DOE also confirmed that Bost is a probationary principal and that
                his
                > probation was extended three years after a sexual harassment
                allegation was
                > substantiated.
                >


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