Sunday, June 27, 2010

Rotunno and JFK High School Investigations: A History

The blog JD2718 has provided a disturbing history of investigations into alleged cheating and corruption at JFK High School. It was written by Lynne Winderbaum, former UFT chapter leader at JFK and Bronx district representative.

What I find especially concerning is that several of the investigations were never officially closed and there only appear to be consequences for those who brought their concerns to the investigators.

As a member of the NYC school board, I will be asking the chancellor and DOE general counsel to respond to these accounts.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The pattern of retaliatory action towards those who report credible examples of administrative misconduct is clear.

At the same time, investigations into alleged teacher misconduct are biased.

DOE is not capable of investigating itself. Given the pattern of behavior of the DOE legal staff, SCI, etc I would assume that is self evident.

Anonymous said...

The DOE is no more than a quasi-legal gangster-type organization, e.g. the Mafia.

Anonymous said...

The DOE and SCI are funded by the administration do you really believe that they would come to conclusions that would harm Bloomberg and Klein?? Just look into the investigations regarding principal Kaia Mashariki at the Life Academy for Film and Music. She being the principal who last year at this time was at a supposed film festival in Miami while her students were taking regents exams and she failed to notify her superintendent of her DOE paid trip. Also allegations of misuse of funds and attendance irregulariites were swept under the rug. They do not wish to find principals who they have placed into CEO positions found guilty ala the Banks and Corporate malfeasance corruption. Mr Sullivan please add this to your list.
A former teacher from Life Academy.

Leonie Haimson said...

Anonymous:

The special commissioner of investigation seems to have a more aggressive attitude towards allegations of financial misconduct these days; I strongly recommend that whistleblowers contact his office

To make a complaint, you can call their 7-day/24-hour hotline: (212) 510-1500. All calls are confidential. Whistleblowers are protected.

You can stay anonymous and not risk retaliation.

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