Saturday, February 09, 2013
Another Disgusting Example Of DOE's Double Standard When Disciplining Administartors.
Here we go again. The Daily News reported that a Bronx junior high school "Leadership Academy Principal" Emmanuel Polanco used his alter ego as "El Siki" to produce a smut video that borders on "porn" and the DOE's response was to tell the newspaper that they will "investigate the accusation". Yes, the Principal of the school was exposed as a champagne drinking, girl chasing, dirty dancing, sex machine in his music video, Yet the DOE has left this Principal to run the school despite many of the students who have seen the video and chant "El Siki" as he roams the hallways. It was reported that Emmanuel Polanco was investigated previously by SCI and OSI but it did not stop the DOE from making him a Principal.
The parents of students in the school are appalled by the video and want Emmanuel Polanco removed as he is a poor role model for the children. One parent said the following:
“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.”
Here is a 30 year old Principal that has limited teaching experience who has shown that he is a terrible role model and yet the DOE chooses to leave him in his position as a school leader. Unbelievable but true. By contrast the DOE saw no problem in terminating this guidance counselor for doing a lingerie photo shoot a decade ago when she was nineteen here..
This is just the latest example of the DOE "double standard" when disciplining staff and administrators. Here are so many other examples of the DOE failing to discipline administrators and managers who committed misconduct. Here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
These examples clearly show the "double standard" at its worst. However, nothing compares to this outrageous issue of this DOE non-action. Yes, this Administrator was canned from a Catholic school for sexual misconduct, yet the DOE still hired him and refuses to remove him when confronted with the sexual misconduct issue at his previous school.
The DOE's "double standard" continues and until they treat administrators and managers the same as staff, their complaints about terminating staff for alleged misconduct must be taken with a grain of salt. The DOE are hypocrites and do not use the same standards for disciplining their administrators and managers.