Monday, June 18, 2018
More Principals Acting Badly.
Three seems to be a small shift on how the DOE are handling principals who are acting badly under the new Chancellor, Richard, Carranza. Fist it was Howard Kwait, who was removed by the Chancellor from John Bowne High School in Queens and now it's Steven Dorcely of Urban Action Academy in the Carnarsie campus in Brooklyn who was removed due to sexual harassment of female subordinates. Interestingly, Mr. Dorcely, a Leadership Academy Principal, was first in the news back in July of 2016 due to Regents cheating, cyber bullying, and poor academics. You can read it Here.
The other Principal in the news is the Principal of troubled DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx who has been accused of passing students who never attended class by giving them a "quickie mastery packet" which they can do at home. The Principal, Pierre Orbe, has apparently didn't learn from the previous Principal who was removed for similar abuses. Will the DOE also removed Mr. Orbe? Only time will tell.
While I see the DOE taking Principal abuses more seriously. there still is a "double standard" on how teachers are treated compared to administrators and that must end. Let's see what the Chancellor does with the infamous Namita Dwarka of William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens.