Monday, March 16, 2009
Joel Klein & Tweed Show Their True Intentions When They Are Asked To Protect NYC Public School Students
Joel Klein always claim the reason that teachers are removed from the classroom is that they are a potential threat to the children. However, when it comes to the Principals Tweed looks the other way. Now the New York Post reports how a NYC public school honor student showed up at a Brooklyn meeting with Chancellor Joel Klein, gave him a letter and pleaded for a safety transfer, as she was threatened with physical violence from a gang of students, only to be brushed off by the Chancellor and his minions. The girl wrote 25 e-mails to Joel Klein and did not receive a single response from Tweed. Eventually, she was jumped and beaten up and suffered serious neck injuries. Only then did she receive a safety transfer. If a teacher failed to take action and the girl was physically assaulted, the teacher would be removed from the classroom for failure to protect the safety of the child. However, Joel Klein's failure to protect the child goes unpunished since he is the Chancellor. In other words Joel Klein does not have to follow the Chancellor's regulations and violating his own regulations does not result in any consequences.
It seems that student safety is only a concern at Tweed when an accusation is made against a teacher. However, when it comes to physical threats against a student by others it is ignored by the DOE. "Children Last" continues unabated at Tweed.