On 11/29/15, Landparent wrote:
> The principal who rated me unsatisfactory to give a friend my
> job, was fired the next year for being incompetent. The DOE
> though, stands behind it's rating system for "legal reasons".
You have the burden of proof. Just because the principal was
fired the next year for being incompetent doesn't prove your
allegation that you were fired because of your disability. Perhaps
his "incompetence" was related to student achievement scores -
or parental relationships - or some incompetence around
managing budgets or paperwork for central office. You are
making a leap here, and a lawyer will tell you that you have to
have more than just your assertion to stand up in a court of law.
> That is one bit of evidence, other than I'm sure there is a
> paper trail of them going into my "confidential" medical file.
Again, you are assuming that there is a paper trail of some sort.
But without the proof of that, your case will go nowhere. And
even if you could prove they went into your file, where is the
proof that this is what led to your unsatisfactory rating and
subsequent firing. Was there anything in your file to indicate
that your "unsatisfactory" performance was in any way connected
to your disability? I'm doubting that there is -- even
incompetent principals no better than that!
> Of course there's the evidence of the teacher working out of
> license for a required course, so all the diplomas for that year
> and other years were fudged.
This really doesn't have anything to do with your case -- it is
separate and apart from your case. Of course it may have more
to do with why the principal was fired - providing that the
teacher truly was teaching a course outside his/her certification
area without some sort of special case permission from the state
What I don't understand is that with the strength of the union in
NYC why you aren't getting any assistance/support from the
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