Saturday, October 18, 2008

Not The Worst

Mr. P said "Suit is not the worst principal around." That was easy for him to say because he wasn't being targeted for career ruination. I'm not being targeted either but my eyes are open. I see what is happening to my colleagues. I see what he has done to others. He goes to arbitration at the DOE and lies. The arbitrators believe him because "He is a principal. He always speaks the truth." I know of a person languishing in a rubber room somewhere because he would not bow down the the Suit's demands and he refused to wear a tie. Suit made up things to destroy this guys reputation and credibility.

Anyone who deliberately sets out to destroy another person is wicked. Maybe there are others more wicked but evil is evil and whether he was not the worst around does not excuse or condone his behavior.

The new principal was an assistant principal in a high school in another borough. I don't know if he was a leadership academy person or not. I'm still reserving judgement on him. I'd like to think that there might be at least one decent administrator out there.


Chaz said...

You do have your eyes wide open. I have personally experienced administrators lie and have been targeted myself.

Read my blog on the two teachers I know quite well and see what happened to the teachers that was targeted.

Pissed Off said...

Chaz--I read your blog every day and I have a feeling we have like minds.

17 (really 15) more years said...

I have been the victim of an evil, wicked administrator. He disliked me for absolutely no good reason. If it hadn't been for our Parents' Association (who was very powerful at that time), a UFT district rep who detested this administrator and wanted to stick it to him whenever she could (this is when the UFT still had some balls), and the fact that I was no pushover, I would no longer be teaching. He lied every chance he got, and ran a few good teachers out of the building. He finally got his when he was removed from the school and forced to retire.

There is a special place in hell for administrators like that.

Mr. Me said...


I'm a first time commenter. I'm a senior in college and substitute teacher out here in sunny Southern California. I am still unsure whether I want to go into journalism or pursue teaching. Both are difficult fields. I know I would be a good teacher, come from a family of teachers, and so I'm sure that's what I'l end up doing.

I just wanted to tell you that I really enjoy your blog. We have a principal at the school I primarily sub at that is incompetent. His response to everything is "I don't know." He knows nothing about running a school, a budget, or anything like that. The office manager runs the school. This man does not interact with students and in fact turns the other way or text messages on his Blackberry. Everyday there is a new low. During the staff meetings at the beginning of the year he had to ask the science teacher what time the teachers could go to lunch because he didn't bother to read the agenda he typed up. He wants the kids to give a thumbs up or thumbs down after every concept the teacher explains like the students are in kindergarten. I could go on...

Take care!

Pissed Off said...

Mr. Me,

Thanks for your kind words and good luck teaching.

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

I'm beginning to think my administrator is like Suit. G-d help me!

JUSTICE not "just us" said...

I hope that when Bloomberg and Klein are out of office, one day, there is a Knapp Commission type of investigation as to the corruption and the abuses that are going on at the DOE today. I hope some of these SOB principals are held accountable for their actions.

The turd that put me in the position that I am in today(if you have been following my blog you will know) will not escape if I can help it. I have been abused and treated unjustly(as others have in my school) and I am not going to take it without saying and doing something about it. I believe in "NEVER FORGETTING"!

Evil has to be confronted in that I believe to my core.