Monday, September 10, 2018
Principal Manuel Urena Accused Of Anti-Semitism And Discrimination.
Three federal lawsuits have been filed by teachers who were targeted by Principal Manuel Urena of the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan. He has been accused of targeting Jewish, Caucasian. and veteran teachers on trumped up disciplinary and performance charges and replaced them with young Hispanic teachers.
According to the teachers, including a former Chapter Leader, their complaints to both the DOE and UFT fell on deaf ears. You can read the New York Post article Here. Principal Urena has a below average teacher trust factor that is 15% lower than the Citywide average.
Principal Urena has been identified as an administrator in need of improvement by the Solidarity caucus in their blog called "Don't Tread On Educators" blog. You can find what the commenters say about Principal Urena Here. Moreover, Ed Notes online blog had an article about Mr. Urena's assault on the chapter as well.
This appears to be another case of our union leadership not acting upon member complaints when targeted by a vindictive Principal.