On 11/30/15, CTAdmin wrote:
> 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
> certification bureau.
> 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
Apparently the union will only take cases where you have a lot of
documentation and they are sure will win. I am the first in my
family to go to college. I didn't know the adversarial relationship
principals have with teachers, and therefore students as well. I was
naive. I was in the right and thought the union would help me, but
they didn't. Would not recommend teaching as a career to anyone. by
the way, I had a few years of satisfactories and recommendations
from other principals and APs and awards, before I fell in with
these amateurs, first year AP and first year principal. It's quite a
shame. I was doing so well in other schools.
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