Monday, May 06, 2019
Why Doesn't Michael Mulgrew Go After Vindictive School Principals?
Michael Mulgrew took over the UFT Presidency from Randi Weingarten and one of the few changes he did was to stop the UFT from going after vindictive principals. Under Randi Weingarten, the teacher paer would publish articles on selected principals that need improvement, they were called PINI principals. Once Micheal Mulgrew took over, those articles disappeared.
Moreover, when parents, staff, and students picketed school policies, the UFT leadership was nowhere to be found. Its been ten years since the UFT leadership has participated in a walkout and that was William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens and run by Namia Dwarka, who still continues to run her school despite all the articles written about her, Here, Here, and Here.
Why doesn't UFT President Michael Mulgrew support parents, staff, and students, who protest vindictive principals? The answer is that he rather keep good relations with the CSA, the union that school principals are part of then the membership that elected him.