Monday, December 09, 2019
PS 169 Principal EuJin Tang May Have Exposed 2nd Graders To Adult Nudity
Principal EuJin Tang of Brooklyn's PS 169 decided it was a good idea for her students, who are mostly low income, recent immigrants, to learn to swim. While that was a good idea, the problem was that the fitness center apparently did not isolate the students from the adult members and according to the New York Post, the 2nd graders were exposed to nude adults changing in the locker room as they waited to change into their swimsuits.
Some of the 2nd graders told their parents and the parents are very upset and rightly so. The Principal, who was in charge of the outing should have made sure that the students were isolated from the changing adults but apparently didn't do so. Moreover, many of the students were required to change in front of other students which upset their parents as well.
The Principal, EuJin Tang has been in the news previously when back in 2014 she banned Thanksgiving and Christmas and celebrations, as well as the national anthem and made national headlines. Then she was known as EuJin Jaela Kim. At that time she had one of the lowest teacher approval rating in the City at 32%.. While this has improved, the latest approval rating of 60% is still well below the City average of 86%. She was made Principal of PS 169 in 2014 despite only having three years of school experience, when Chancellor Carmen Farina required all principals to have a minimum of seven years school experience. As you can imagine, Ms, Tang is a graduate of the infamous Leadership Academy.
Ms. Tang (still known as Ms. Kim) also threw out nearly new desks as well as other materials that cost $25,000 and replaced them with tables and was criticized by the media for wasting usable furniture when school budgets were tight.. I wrote a post about EuJin Jaela Kim back in 2015 and you can read it Here. Furthermore, back in 2015 a petition to remove the Principal of a school that has 1,300 students generated 2,783 supporters but was ignored by the DOE.