Friday, January 04, 2019

What Happened To Flushing Principal Carl Hudson Jr?

























Back in March 2011, Carl Hudson Jr. was appointed Principal of Flushing High School by Superintendent Juan Mendez and promptly made a bad school worse with his inept leadership.  He was removed by the DOE the following year when he was arrested for Meth possession outside the school.  Read it Here.

After being removed by the DOE as Principal of Flushing High School, Mr Hudson was hidden by the DOE in their version of a "rubber room" for administrators and quietly parted company with the DOE, either voluntarily or pushed out.

Mr. Hudson resurfaced as a charter school teacher in Georgia and then a public school teacher at  the DeKalb County, School District making $45,000 a year as a high school Math teacher in 2016.  He quit in November of 2018. A pattern since he moved to Georgia.

Mr. Hudson was forced to quit once the local newspapers discovered his past. Interestingly, Mr. Hudson in his employment history to the school district never mentioned his tenure as a Principal at Flushing High School and his meth bust.  Where  will Mr. Hudson show up next?

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Give the guy a break! You know how many teachers I’ve seen stinking drunk in the classroom over the years? At least twenty. Then there are several I know that stink of weed daily and thousands that are addicted to Xanax and Ambien.

Anonymous said...

Principals like this guy came from the reformers who gave us the new principal. The reformie crap came to be after the 2008 recession. The 2008 recession caused many people in this country and other countries as well for that matter to lose their jobs. In just about every profession there were cut backs and layoffs and many people found themselves unemployed.

However, the education field seemed to not suffer through this recession like business people did. Many people who never considered education as a livihood now reconsidered and so the field of education became flooded with people entering the field.

Mind you now, the people flooding the education field were not just teachers, no people entered education from all angles and this is where the real reformie bull crap was born. People started to question how we educated our kids, how we prepare, school curiculums, charter schools.....and so organizations were formed to disrupt the system and throw it into a frenzy - which happened

In a time of political correctness in this country, the timing was perfect for reformies to chop at the block and go on the attack. Teachers and schools across this nation suffered and were strangled for cash as dollars now flowed into other "education" areas such as charter schools, so called "non profits" and other organizations sucking money from public schools and into the hands of private citizens acting like educators.

And so today we have stories like this principal. Today it is not possible to teach as the political correctness crowd has taken over education and our country elected people who seem to also be against public education.

Enter Betsy Devos secretary of education for the United States public schools. When a country has a secretary of education who is an enemy to public ed, then the system suffers and the sytem is the kids.

How to fix it? Not sure with the country is a tail spin education now is an open wound which is vulnerable to the wolves in society that see the world through dollar signs, unfortunately.

Chaz said...

Anon 11:09

Xanax and Ambien are legal prescription drugs, Meth is not!

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of bad Principals running oir schools to the ground like Dwarka.

Anonymous said...

Shame on you Chaz. Do you really enjoy denigrating people that have already fallen due to missteps? I wpnder how you would appreciate this of it were you ok or your family member made a misstep. Teachers have made similar or worse offenses and you dont blog about them. I had to shake my head about you regarding this.

Unknown said...

Sorry, Chaz, as a site where many readers have been unjustly condemned, I'm not feeling putting a Scarlet Letter on this relatively young guy. I know his behavior was inexcusable for a principal guiding youth but he lost his job that should be punishment enough. Even X-cons deserve a fresh start.

Chaz said...

Anon 1:45

I do go after bad teachers, just look on my blog under bad teachers.

Anonymous said...

take the crybabies with a grain of salt and shot of jack daniels! lots of good teachers who were unfairly targeted stand with you chaz. not only do you go after BAD educators you help those who were wrongfully accused! keep up the good work. to those crying wonder what you have to hide?????

Anonymous said...

1:45, Chaz has blogged about bad teachers in the past. Secondly, to become entangled with illegal drugs as a principal is quite a big "misstep." I think that the larger issue is the scores of horrible principals that the DOE is producing and employing.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there an Asian principal that took over Flushing HS --and a few years ago--he got caught changing student grades at the school? Is that principal still there?

Anonymous said...

Meth?? Maybe the DOE decided to let him take some Remedial Meth classes in the principal's rubber room--if there is one.

Anonymous said...

I am going to agree with unknown 7 42 : this is a relatively young guy who is obviously dealing with his own demons. No point in putting him out there as if he is the only one dealing with addictions. I feel bad for the guy because I dont recall any story on him being a dictator to his staff members or being charged with harming any children This is not newsworthy and only makes you look childish, let it go and hope you never have to deal with a similar addiction.

Anonymous said...

Hey Chaz. I was at Jamaica with you and at FHS when this happened as well. Let me tell you something: You went through your own problems from what I recall when you spent how many years in the rubber room--hmmm was it 5 or 6! and if you were untenured you would have been fired immediately. and you might be in the same position as Mr. Hudson.
In addition, this happened over 6 years ago. Leave the man alone and let him live his life.

Chaz said...

Anon 6:26

The difference is I was falsely accused and an independent arbitrator found me innocent of the DOE charger after going through a hearing which the DOE repeatedly delayed because they had no case.

By contrast, Principal Carl Hudson was caught by the police outside the school with meth and unlike me took a plea deal.

Anonymous said...

Would you like if someone kept rehashing your mistakes, Chad? Often times you post negative things about people on hearsay but this is just spiteful. You just lost this reader, I can't support your negativity any longer. What do you think this article does for us readers? I can't wait till you do something and you experience what you do to others. Shame on you. You should remove this post.

Chaz said...

good riddance and keep sucking up to your Principal.

Anonymous said...

I know of many ATR,s who have been falsely accused. There is one in particular who has been a wonderful teacher for many years who is no longer in the system. They assassinated her for no justifiable reason. She is not alone.
There is a lot of pressure for students to pass their classes. This causes students to blame the teachers for the students' own failures. Then the students accuse the teacher of wrongdoing, and soon afterwards the teacher finds himself in hell. The administrators seem to be judged by a different standard. Administrators seem to be able to do many things wrong and still stay in the system. I will not mention names.
Chaz, you did the right thing by pointing out this administrator's illegal wrongdoing. Sometimes, people can get offended by the truth. If anyone deserves a new start it is the teachers and a ATR's who have been falsely accused. Not the principals who have met their maker by the hands of the legal justice system. I agree with Chaz that it is not a good idea for a principal of a Queens high school to play around with meth near their school. This is not the only case of a school principal doing the wrong thing. However, this is one of the only ones who have lost their career over it.
Treat teachers and ATR''s the same as administrators!
1:45 AM, you are obviously not an ATR. You don't know what it feels like to become a teacher, teach for many years, and then suddenly become abused by administrators simply for being a Tier 4 ATR...no need to break any laws to go straight to a 3020a hearing for us!
6:26 pm go to hell! All mistakes are NOT created equally.
Chaz,You are our hero...we love you!

Anonymous said...

Chaz, I respect you but I don’t think you realize what this job has done to many admins and teachers. I knew a newbie teacher that was harassed and discontinued. He was prescribed 4 mg of Xanax a day. He was discontinued and lost his medical coverage and the doctor also cut him off. He had a seizure and called me to see if I had some Xanax. I told him it was illegal and dangerous for the doctor to cut him off cold turkey. I would have given him whatever I had but I gave that evil shit up years ago. He went out and bought some counterfeit pills on the street, od’ed and died. He was 26 years old and a great kid. I don’t judge people - the guy above paid his price, let him be.

Anonymous said...

when did this tide change from something being very wrong to maybe its ok? we are witnesses to the undoing of a society of rules and laws to a society of chaos! we now have a president with no moral compass and lies like people breath. chaz is right this former principuke should be in prison but lets smoke weed in the park and call it a day! keep fighting chaz lots of teachers are still behind you!

Anonymous said...

There is no doubt that ecperienced teachers are being pushed out of the system in most cases on fraudulent charges.

Chaz said...

Anon 1:31

I think you misread my comment. Taking a prescribed drug like Xanax is understandable and a UFT official once told me that 25% of all nyc teachers take such a prescribed drug like Xanax.

However, there is no excuse when it comes to taking Meth, especially, when you are a school leader.

mjr2 said...

@ 1:31 while tragic your friend had far deeper demons than just being a teacher in the nyshitty school system. 26 yrs old and ready to give up on a future and life, that's sadder than his pathetic profession!

Anonymous said...

Carl Hudson Jr was a Mendez appointee. Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

Mjr2,
He didn’t commit suicide. He didn’t give up on life, he was much happier after he was discontinued. The fake Xanax had fentanyl in them. I called Chuck Schumer’s office and wrote a letter to him explaining that EBay sells Xanax pill presses and it’s killing people. He never responded. The Xanax addiction was a direct result of teaching in the ghetto. People don’t realize how dangerous Xanax is - if you go off it cold turkey you can die.

Anonymous said...

Whenever you become a principal of a school especially a troubled high school, you need to know what you are getting yourself into and that your life is going to become open to the public. You can forget privacy. I agree that no principal should ever mess with any illegal substance. We preach in school to stay away from drugs. Would you let your child go to a friend's house who had a dad with a past use of meth amphetamine? All I know is that I would never go into administration. Most administrators including Carl Hudson because I worked with him at FHS only go into administration 1) more money quickly instead of waiting 20 years as a teacher and 2) it's an out of the classroom. Anyone who said they went into administration to make a bigger difference is chucking BS! That's an interview answer only. My advice, don't go into administration. All the Principals at FHS are now in lower positions or have left the system.

Anonymous said...

@11:09

Do u work for.the Principal's union, or a.Bloomberg Tweedy?

Ive been in NYC schools for nearly 25 years, and I have NEVER seen a teacher "stinking" drunk or smelling of weed in all my time.

You r a fraud. Teacherz reaking of.booze or weed would be detected promptly, and.told to take a seat.somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

I’m a retired ATR. When I started working in 1990, the male teachers had a bottle of Irish Whisky daily in the men’s room and most helped themselves freely. All great guys and many stinking drunk by the end of the day. The principal never left his office and only wanted a breathing body in front of the kids. I have worked in a ton of high schools and I’ve met lots of functioning drunk, high and stoned teachers. Not making a judgement, if you worked in the shitholes I have you’d understand.

retired teacher said...

to 11:09 - I started teaching in 1967. I took over a class where the teacher had retired. Among the things I inherited was a half empty bottle of Four Roses rye in the desk. Seems she had a drinking problem. Students said that here breath could knock you down. Years later there was a kindergarten teacher who was often so stoned she fell asleep in class with the children present.

I retired after 35 years service. In that span of time I've seen teachers buy drugs, drink and be drunk in the classroom and take drugs like Xanax.

It is very naïve to think that there is no substance abuse within the ranks of teachers. I don't know how many of them get through the day being sober!

Unknown said...

His last name is Asian but he is Jamaican, he was reassigned as well

Unknown said...

His name is tyee chin and he was removed as well

Anonymous said...

Again, 23 years in, never smelled or saw a teacher fd up on the job.