Monday, April 01, 2019
Under Chancellor Carranza The DOE Double Standard Continues
Teachers were hoping that Chancellor Richard Carranza would eliminate the "double standard", when disciplining principals. After a couple Principal dismissals that reached the newspapers, the Chancellor has continues the DOE's long standing double standard. Just ask the Forest Hills High School staff who see Principal Ben Sherman day after day, walking the halls and Namia Dwarka who still in charge at Bryant High School.,
In today's New York Post, we see another example of the DOE's double standard when it comes to principals. In this case it's a male Assistant Principal who experienced alleged sexual harassment by his female Principal, Ana Zambrano-Burakov at Arts and Business High School in Queens.
According to the Assistant Principal, he was subject to unwanted and inappropriate touching, hugging, and forced kisses by the Principal. Furthermore, the Assistant Principal claimed that when he filed a complaint with the DOE back in 2015, the Principal retaliated by getting SCI involved and they found that the Assistant Principal had traveled overseas (Nicaragua?) while on legitimate sick leave. Consequently, the DOE filed 3020-a charges for theft of services but the independent arbitrator give the Assistant Principal a slap on the wrist, with a $1,000 fine that tells me that his reason to go overseas was probably medically related and is now an ATR Assistant Principal.
What happened to the Principal? Nothing, nothing at all and she is still the Principal at the school.