Tuesday, February 21, 2017
For Randy Asher, Its Three Strikes And You're Out!
In baseball when a batter has three strikes he is out. That appears to be the case of Randy Asher, the ex-Principal of Brooklyn Tech. Under his watch three staff members have been accused of sexual misconduct. One went to jail, while the other two resigned when presented with the evidence. Interestingly, the third accusation was substantiated by SCI in December and that is about the time that Chancellor Carmen Farina removed Randy Asher as Principal of Brooklyn Tech and put in charge of the ATR issue. Coincidence? I suspect not.
If my suspicions are correct and Randy Asher was removed due to his failure to properly oversee his staff, then look for little or no change in the ATR situation since Mr. Asher will have no power to force principals to hire ATRs. That's right, regardless if he succeeds in stopping the rotation, few, if any ATRs will be offered permanent positions and unless principals are required by the Chancellor in filling their vacancies with excessed teachers, the ATR crisis will continue unabated.
I hope I'm wrong but knowing the DOE and how they have brainwashed principals, especially the Leadership Academy principals, that ATRs are "unwanted" or "bad" teachers and the fact that Mr. Asher will have no authority to significantly change the hiring process, along with the continuation of "fair student funding", makes hiring qualified ATRs a rarity.
You can read the other staff stories Here and Here.