Friday, March 23, 2018
The DOE Is Run By A Bunch Of Imbeciles - The Anna Poole Story Proves It.
I have always snickered at the DOE motto under Mayor Bloomberg it was "children first...Always! When the truth is that the DOE does what's best for the DOE not for the children in the classroom. The DOE gobbles up way to much of the money it receives from the City, State, and Federal governments while keeping schools at near recession era budgets by giving them only 88% to 90% of their fair funding. Many of the DOE departments are bloated, especially the Office of Legal Services and the Accountability group. It's little wonder that teacher 3020-a hearings are as high as ever, as the DOE lawyers needs to justify their bloated budget. While paperwork overloads teachers as the Accountability group needs it for their useless data mining operation.
Overall the DOE Central Bureaucracy absorbs an increasing amount of funds at the expense of the schools and the children in them. Many of the DOE Bureaucrats are not the brightest bulbs when it comes to innovative programs to help schools best educate their students. Moreover, they allowed class sizes to be highest in the State. Finally, the DOE hires Superintendents based on who they know and not what they know. Just take a look at two of them Amiee Horowitz and Juan Mendez.,
Not only is the DOE the enemy of the classroom teacher but are a bunch of imbeciles as well. Just take a look at the Anna Poole story.
Anna Poole was n untenured Science teacher who tried to do a Chemistry experiment that was considered dangerous and could result in injuries. No experienced Science teacher would attempt this experiment without proper safeguards but Anna Poole did. Beacon High School, rather than hire an experienced Chemistry teacher from the ATR pool chose an untenured rookie teacher to lead their students. The result was disastrous as her inexperience resulted in an explosion that disfigured one student, burned another and gave a third student PTSD..
Was Anna Poole fired? Nope! She was instead promoted to become an instructional specialist at the DOE. I guess on how to prepare laboratory experimenter that can explode and injure students. Now she has been promoted to become DOE instructional Supervisor to help teachers prepare Science lessons, complete with a $25,000 raise!
Like I said the DOE is run by a bunch of imbeciles!