Thursday, September 30, 2010
Why Didn't Bloomberg Demand The Removal Of These Administrators Along With Melissa Petro?
This post is a follow up of my previous post on the "double standard" when it comes to disciplining teachers and administrators by the DOE. Now it seems Mayor4life, Michael Bloomberg personally ordered the suspension of prostitute turned teacher, Melissa Petro. However, the Mayor4life has ignored administrators that have been accused of sexual misconduct and has allowed them to continue in their schools.
The first is Principal Richard Bost of the troubled Fordham Leadership Academy who has been found by the DOE's Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) that he sexually harassed and grouped a school Secretary and harassed other female teachers in his school. According to the New York Daily News, a new OEO investigation was started concerning additional sex harassment charges.
The second is an Assistant Principal, Michael O'Herlihy, who was defrocked as a Priest and later sued by a former student who claims he sexually molested him when he was 16 years old. This was reported by the New York Post. His last school (he could still be there) was Manhattan Comprehensive Day and Night High School. These two admainistrators would appear to be more a threat in the schools then Ms. Petro. However, Mayor4life Michael Bloomberg appears unconcerned when it comes to them.
What is most disturbing is the media's failure to question why the "double standard"? I understand the Daily News and Post would not bring this up since they do not want to embarrass the Bloomberg/Klein Administration but why not the New York Times? local news media, How about Gotham News? other education bloggers? It is very important that the hypocrisy and unfair discipline procedures are exposed for what they are. While I do have a problem with Ms. Petro's past occupation, she is less of a "threat to the children" then Principal Richard Bost or Assistant Principal Michael O'Herlihy.