Saturday, April 07, 2012

Similar Case in NYC to Lowell Investigation

This is an interesting parallel story in NYC to the one here in SPS.

3 comments:

dw said...

I guess there's some similarities, but the Lowell situation was more about the inappropriate lack of response by the principals, followed by retaliation against those who actually reported the behavior.

I don't think there were as many questions about the actual classroom behavior here, it was the response. Especially in the context of a building that already had terrible morale due to teacher-bullying.

NESeattleMom said...

The parallels I see are the grey areas about how principals can try to get rid of teachers. This NYC teacher said that the principal was trying to get rid of him. With grey areas, rules can be enforced in a nonuniform way, where for one person it is OK but for someone else it is not OK.

mirmac1 said...

I believe the bulk of the Lowell matter is the inappropriate and retaliatory response of top administrators.