Here we go again! The DOE fails to take any action against a Principal of a closing school who allegedly made racist remarks about Black teachers in her school and then terminated or excessed them. According to numerous reports Principal Minerva Zanca of Pan American High School which is scheduled to close made racial epithets against her black teachers and got rid of them at the end of the school year. Read the story here. Ms. Zanca worked under and is a protege of the infamous Principal Jose Cruz at the MAST school in Campus Magnet who has a reputation in "U' rating more teachers than any other Principal in the City.
There is now a petition against the Principal and a protest at Tweed scheduled for noon Monday July, 8th by teachers to have Principal Zanca removed. The question is why hasen't the DOE done it already?
The answer is the old DOE "double standard" when it comes to alleged misconduct by administrators. For the DOE administrators are "innocent until proven guilty" while for teachers it is "guilty and never proven innocent". The same rules should apply to all educators not different rules as the DOE presently employes. If you are in the City and not teaching summer school, please show up and tell that hypocrite Chancellor Walcott to terminate Minerva Zanca immediately. Campbell Brown, Ben Chapman, Fox news, and the Daily News where are your outrage? Oh, I forgot she is not a teacher so its not newsworthy.