Thursday, September 08, 2016

NO RETROACTIVE MONEY COMING THIS YEAR

Since we returned to school on Tuesday, the question asked of me most often is this:

How much of the money the city owes us from the 2014 contract are we going to get this October?

The answer of course is we aren't getting back anything this year. To put it precisely: $0. We will have to wait until October of 2017 to get the second 12.5% back from what is essentially an interest free loan we made to the city of New York.

We do get a contractual 2.5% increase in May of 2017. In addition, the third of four 2% increases from the 2009-2011 round of collective bargaining that most other city unions received back in those days, and has been in their checks ever since, will be added to our checks beginning next May.

I pointed out to people that asked that the city's "Budget Cushion" aka surplus continues to grow and sits at $9.4 billion. Any which way you slice it, the 2014 deal is a lousy contract.

The number of people who voted no does seem to be rising.

134 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some of the UFT reps in schools don't realize that we get zilch this October. In June in an information email sent to all UFT staff by the UFT rep in the school I worked in, she informed everyone that they were getting a retro check in October. As the payroll secretary, I had to disapoint everyone and tell them the truth that they were getting zilch in October. The UFT pushed this contract under false pretenses. If the UFT led their reps to believe that retro was coming every year, they would convince everyone to vote yes on the piece of junk contract.

If the UFT was really a union for its members they would be organizing and complaining that the City has a large enough surplus to give the other 12 1/2% retro in October 2016 instead of making everyone wait until 2017. DiBlasio doesn't have a chance at a second term, but maybe he'll buy the UFT support with the surplus and surprise UFT members with some retro before the end of the year. Do miracles happen?

Anonymous said...

Teachers are the dumbest!!! We are New Yorks Dumbest!

Daniel Nartey II said...

The number of people who voted no isn't growing, the number of people who wished they voted no, is what is really growing. People saw that "money" and the uft convinced them that the delayed payment would actually be in our benefit. UFT sold us out and many of us sold ourselves out.

Anonymous said...

Well, it didn't take long for the trash to bring a gun to school.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, pretty pathetic. A black kid, what a surprise, its not racist, just expected...

Anonymous said...

It is a shame members did not look at this closely before voting. The union could attempt getting us a lump sum payment this year. But the problem is the union has become a city agency.

Anonymous said...

The Union can't and wont get us a payment this year, the contract is final and there will be no renegotiation. As far as the gun issue goes, business as usual at the DOE.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back bigot. Better than Unity.

Anonymous said...

I think the union can demand the payment right away in 2018 when this contract ends. The city should be broke by then and Mulgrew will agree and all the teachers at the DA will agree. Hey anyone who is a delegate, does DA stand for Dumb Asses to describe the way the Unity gang votes?

Anonymous said...

The union can demand whatever they want, the contract has been agreed upon, this contract says how retro will be paid, and the city has no reason to pay it early...

Anonymous said...

Yes, bigot, lets pretend it was an asian kid who brought a loaded gun, and violates all other laws, fills up jails.

Anonymous said...

And the sad part is, this kid, 15, will get virtually zero punishment, minor and de Blasio will make up every excuse in the book for him, restorative justice time...

Anonymous said...

The UFT can make one of our contract demands that the payments be moved up in the next contract. After looking at the way the UFT was suckered into making us give the city money, if I was negotiating I would demand the payment right away and protest around it. Teachers might get off their asses to not have to wait two more years for money the city owes us. This contract has to be renegotiated in 2018. That puts everything on the table.


For 5:29-Didn't Elton John sing a song about you: The Bigot's Back; oh no that was the bitch is back. Here should now come about fifty comments justifying your bigotry and saying how it isn't bigotry that you just happened to point out it was a black kid who brought a gun with him as if no white or Asian kid ever did something wrong.

Anonymous said...

The sadder part is this piece of garbage will forever be supported by our tax dollars, and will eventually kill people.

Anonymous said...

Nice of you to call a child a piece of garbage. Your humanity is on display.

Anonymous said...

Daily News: "The boy was taken to the 88th precinct stationhouse for questioning, cops said, and charges against him were pending."

Sounds like he is not getting restorative justice.

Anonymous said...

5:40 would recommend the death penalty for this troubled kid with the loaded 22.

Anonymous said...

This is also from the Daily News, "The last shooting in a city school was in 2002."
Danger everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Question, if this kid would've shot you as you were walking into the building and you were wheelchair bound the rest of your life, would he then be a piece of garbage.

Anonymous said...

He didn't shoot anyone and he was taken to jail. What more do you want?

Anonymous said...

I think it is fair to say it is kind of of amazing that it wasnt even 2 hours into the school year and a student tried to bring a loaded gun in. I also think it is fair to mention how the mayor likes to deal with or not deal with these problems. I also think it is fair to question what would have happened if the gun had not been caught at the door, remembering again that the mayor wants metal detectors taken out. It goes back to how he feels about criminals and lays blame in the wrong places. A student was shot in a school in Texas today, and there could have been a real catastrophe in Brooklyn today. I dont think our safety is a priority for the mayor or the UFT, and I think many of us on this board and in the mayors office and the uft fail to recognize where the problem comes from, most of the time.

Anonymous said...

In Texas everyone can get a gun. Is that what you want here? Was this kid in Texas black? I doubt it or you would have mentioned it. That is why we playfully call you the bigot. You make all kinds of judgments based on race. What about Colembine? Let's lock up all the white kids.

Anonymous said...

The criminals here do all have illegal guns, thats why there are so many shootings, in BX, Brooklyn. What happened at the parade 4 days ago? Any white people there?

Anonymous said...

THE FACTS: Blacks, who represent just 12.5% of the U.S. population, account for a disproportionate share of violent crime.

Anonymous said...

"Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against other blacks." Forty-five percent of the victims of violent crime by blacks are white folks, 43 percent are black, 10 percent are Hispanic.

Blacks are seven times as likely as people of other races to commit murder, eight times more likely to commit robbery and three times more likely to use a gun in a crime.

"Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit violent crime against a white person than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery." (If decent black folks have trouble hailing a cab, and they do, these numbers may help explain it.)

Black-on-white rape is 115 times more common than the reverse.

Though blacks, 24 percent of New York Citys population, committed 68.5 percent of all murders, rapes, robberies, and assaults in the city last year, according to victims and witnesses, they were only 55 percent of all stop-and-frisks.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps we can make enough noise about getting a lump sum payment so that we can get it.

Anonymous said...

Impossible. Contract will never be redone to benefit us. City has no reason...

Anonymous said...

Could the clowns who hijacked this forum please go find a chat room somewhere and hash it out?

As far as the crappy contract fed to us by Mulgrew, it would never have even been proposed if the UFT membership was 85% male.

Anonymous said...

Now we have misogynists to go along with the bigot. Plenty of majority female unions on Long Island and Westchester that wouldn't buy Mulgrew's contract either.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the bigot can start a back to Africa movement. I wonder where the concentration of poverty is and how much that has to do with the numbers. You know that 400 years of oppression argument.

Anonymous said...

onah Birch and Paul Heideman break it down in Jacobin:


“Research suggests that violent crime rates are driven by a variety of social factors which tend to make American cities particularly prone to gun violence against black residents. Among the most of these factors are very high levels of neighborhood segregation, concentrated un- and underemployment, poverty and a dearth of adequate social services or institutional resources. Fundamentally, gun violence has to be treated like other kinds of public health problems — not as the basis for continuous, empty calls for an introspective discussion about ‘black on black violence.’ And like other kinds of public health disparities, tackling high rates of inter-personal violence requires confronting the social context in which it occurs.”

Anonymous said...

Michael Eric Dyson gives a compelling reason: “Black people who kill black people go to jail. White people who are policemen who kill black people do not go to jail.”

Anonymous said...

As Ta-Nehesi Coates wrote at the Atlantic in 2014, “The policy of America has been, for most of its history, white supremacy. The high rates of violence in black neighborhoods do not exist outside of these facts — they evidence them.”

Anonymous said...

A ProPublica report found that from 2010 to 2012, black men between the ages of 15 and 19 were killed by police at a rate of 31.17 per million, while white men in the same age range were killed at a rate of 1.47 per million.

Anonymous said...

Of course they are killed more by police, they commit more crime. You just like to say blacks are arrested more and blacks are suspended more. There are reasons for both of those...

Anonymous said...

To anonymous 9:21: What do you consider Mulgrew to be? I thought he was a male. He accepted this piece of garbage. He pushed the UFT reps to convince all UFT members to vote yes. They lied in every way about this contract. If we didn't accept it we would go to the back of the line. There were so many unions negotiating contracts at the same time. Mulgrew's famous words that retro wasn't a God given right. He used the fact that we were getting it so we should be happy about it. If Bloomberg was still Mayor we wouldn't have received a penny of retro money so Mulgrew was right there. I really don't think the contract would have been any better if we went to the back of the line. We would probably still be negotiating a contract. We probably wouldn't have gotten any retro at all. It just stinks that Mulgrew agreed to the terms on how the retro would be paid out. He shouldn't have agreed to a year without a retro payment. The UFT works for the City. What concessions, givebacks and 1% raises will he accept in the next contract negotiations in 2018? The next major fight will be health insurance payments. For every raise the amount a person will have to pay for health insurance will increase. Mulgrew will probably say that health insurance isn't a God given right and that we are lucky we have been getting it for nothing all these years. Does anyone want to punch Mikey in the face?

Anonymous said...

Anybody watch the CBS 11 o'clock news. Gang of black teens attack 26 year old woman by herself, beat her, steal her wallet and phone.

Anonymous said...

Mulgrew was less than honest about this contract. What he didn't say was that retroactive is supported by case law. So these lump sum payments are NOT retro payments for inservice members keep working. Only the retirees were taken care of with our help of course our 3% raise in 2018 was deferred from May till June and our contract extended. Nice job Mulgrew with your incompetence and corruption.

James Eterno said...

With all the money the city has, their argument that they were broke would have fallen apart had we gone to the back of the line. No reason for us to accept deferred payments for retro and let's not forget the recurring Healthcare savings.

Anonymous said...

Mulgrew did a lousy job with this contract and we should keep reminding him of this. He is the only union leader I know of that does not believe in retroactive pay. The city is sitting on a ton of cash and can easily pay us all the remaining balance. Unfortunately we have a meathead of a union leader.

James Eterno said...

The standards that the the state Public Employees Relations Board uses are basically what are other unions getting and does the city have the ability to pay. We set the pattern (10% over 7 years) so the first part doesn't apply to the last seven years. As for ability to pay, the city certainly could have afforded to pay us the back pay right up front for the 4% + 4% increases other unions got between 2008-2010. There is very little doubt that we would have gotten a better deal had we gone to the back of the line by voting no. The city's economy has never been better.

Union leadership deceived us but 75% of us bought the message. I would say the UFT leadership is more to blame because they knew better but I leave it to you if you want to blame most of us for buying the bologna.

Anonymous said...

We bought the bologna and continue to do so by voting Mulgrew in again. UFT members need to organize and fight back, but we all seem to believe whatever the union tells us.

Mr. Hinesley said...

The biggest negotiations ploy is to use loss aversion and that is what Mulgrew did when he said that if we (Teachers) didn't take the deal as it was offered. Teachers were so scared to lose something that they accepted the lousy deal. Teachers should have voted no and went to the back of the line and waited for our money, which is essentially what we are doing right now anyway- waiting for our money.

This post was about retro pay and the lousy contract that was ratified by the elementary schools, the teachers that admit to liking the contract, so to post bigoted comments directed at a child is inappropriate and unprofessional. It would be nice if the people that posted such hateful information did so with their name attached- Take the hoods off and be seen. The real facts are that poor people commit a large portion of all crime no matter their race or ethnicity. As teachers, we need to know that poverty and not ethnicity plays a large role in education and crime. As teachers we are on the front lines and need to save children and not condem them. Would the anonymous writer have felt different about the child if the child were white? Bottom line, a child felt the need to bring a gun to school and we need to get to the root cause of the problem.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Yeah we are all bigots and racists when we point out the people commiting the violent crime. Liberalism must be a mental disorder how else can you explain it. Like I've said before it's not about skin color it's about who commits more crime and the real facts speak for themselves. Let's get back to getting our well earned retro early. May God Bless you all!

Anonymous said...

Agree with 12:35, you can choose not to like how some people speak about students, but you also like to ignore facts, failure in school, poverty, crime, suspension, all goes back to same group...And when you say its a poverty thing, not a skin color thing, you fail to mention the people in poverty never get out because of the way they act, disrespect people, break laws, refuse to do school work, expect entitlements, both financial and grade wise...I go to work, and all i hear from students is how they are doing credit card scams, and how they steal from macy's and how they change tags on clothes so they get a $300 item for $20, and how they get their income tax refund of many thousands of dollars because they have 2 kids at 16 years old, no father for either child, no job, and never plan to work, the cycle keeps repeating...

James Eterno said...

I am still quite surprised that people who think the way the last two people who commented think read this blog. It pains me to read some of these comments but free speech is free speech so have a blast.

Basing your view of crime on skin color is quite repulsive to me. It gives you an excuse to just blame a certain race and then do nothing. I do concur that there need to be consequences for actions but if we never get to the root of the problem, this will continue for generations.

Do you guys feel the same way about corporate welfare scams which I dare say cost us a whole lot more money.

Anonymous said...

How has the trillions of dollars spent on poverty worked out the last 30 years?

James Eterno said...

Helped me out plenty. I couldn't have afforded college without government help.

James Eterno said...

My brother and sister too.

Anonymous said...

Ok. Then why have blacks not prospered in any category?

Anonymous said...

View of crime on skin color is what facts say. You may not like to hear it but it's the truth. And if you look at school stats, the ones that close, fail, and continue to reopen and refail, have the same background.

Anonymous said...

Re the the Misogynist 9:21-
Membership voted to accept this sham of a contract BECAUSE they are 85% woman. They don't believe they are worth what a man is paid. A membership of 85% men WOULD NEVER have accepted this crap.
You have to believe this to be true or the only other explanation is they don't know basic math.

Dennis said...

To throw my opinion in, I am a Brooklyn ATR, 25 years, all satisfactory. Why is it that Midwood, Madison, Utrecht, Fort hamilton never close down and Erasmus, Jefferson, Prospect, South Shore, canarsie not only close, close again, and again, are remade over and over, small schools, new names, new principals, tons of money thrown in, and nothing ever changes, they keep failing. There is 1 common denominator. And i gotta tell you, as i have rotated into these schools many times, they are not only failing, whatever passing they do have are made up of free grades, credit recovery, online gum, online art, extra credit reports, seat time. Teachers dont want to be bothered by their bosses so they just give 65 to students who deserve 25. Students do absolutely nothing all day, cell phones in their hands all day, homework never given, cutting class all day...I was asked by a young teacher, the student has 60 absences in a term, can i pass her? Huh? And yes, she passed, they all pass.

Anonymous said...

System is failing them by pushing them through at all costs. We should stop this but we are too afraid as teachers.

Anonymous said...

Agreed with above, one school I visited had...A dinner and a credit...made it clear you could have been a no show all year and the food would be restaurant quality, and you get an English credit.

Anonymous said...

The system sucks, but when are they going to take responsibility? They make it clear they will not go to class, will not do the work and will not respect anything.

Anonymous said...

Hey James I think you need a refresher course on reading comprehension. Once again it's not about skin color but about behavior. It just happens to be the students who misbehave the most are of a certain ethnicity the facts are the facts James and we all know which students curse us out the most..., that's right you and the Ed notes guy are immune to being cursed out. Bravo to you both. Thank God for free speech. If it weren't for free speech we would be stuck with its white priviledge fault certain groups can't succeed. It pains me more to read the excuses the left gives for why certain groups are put in jail, fail in school, can't find jobs and have children out of wedlock. Over 60 yrs of failed government policies on both sides. And yes corporate welfare is just as wrong as individual welfare. God Bless You All!

Anonymous said...

Why hasn't this terrible system screwed the kids at BK Tech, SI Tech, Stuy, Tottenville, Midwood, Utrecht, BX Science, because they are white and Asian and actually come to do work...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, and I went to a pension consult, uft rep told me if I resign I have to take money out of TDA in 7 years. WRONG. That's only if I'm not vested. Uft dues well spent. Other incorrect information also given...

Anonymous said...

Dont worry, the Daily News said the kid who brought the gun to school was a "Good kid." Why didnt I ever bring a gun? I was a good kid.

James Eterno said...

We tolerate just about anything here at ICE, even if it is offensive and stereotypes certain races, however we do draw the line at scams begging for money.

Oh yeah and my Caribbean American sister in law and her husband who both went to Brooklyn Tech and then graduated university and are now successful must have not looked at their skin color when they succeeded at school. What nonsense. So many other African Americans and Latinos have succeeded in the schools 8:03 mentioned but let's not let facts get in the way of a story.

Anonymous said...

James,

True or not true, blacks schools get shut down, white schools dont. We know thats true. Why? Because the students perform much worse.

Anonymous said...

Hey James how can the facts be offensive and sterotyping? Thats right it's white privilege fault certain groups continue to fail. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Let's stay on the topic here and lay off race and gender topics. The topic is money/contract payments. I do not think for one second that the city will "open up renegotiations" and give us cash up front. The city has no reason to do this and won't even entertain it. Yes, it would be a huge boost to DeBlasio if he did this as teachers would be more likely to vote for him, but then the pattern would be broke and every other union will want we get. So, keep dreaming about the city giving us anything more than what is in the contract. From what I saw, the real problem is short sighted, greedy, young teachers. The majority of teachers in my elementary school are newbies who voted yes on the last contract, Every one of them told me the reason the voted yes on the contract was for the $1,000 signing bonus. This $1,000 payment was all it took to sway these short sighted teachers. But then again. how many of them will even be teaching come 2020?

Anonymous said...

The best bet is if Muldrow goes to the mayor now and says we got screwed the last 9 years, we are waiting till 2020 with no interest, we took 1 percent per year...Do a 2 year extension, Dec 2018 till Dec 2020, 4 plus 4. Prob won't happen.

Anonymous said...

The previous comment makes a good point about opening up negotiations for a lump sum payment this year. If the city were to make a payment this year to us they would have to do it for the other unions. This is unlikely to happen. However in 2008 and 2009 when the economy nearly fell apart (remember TARP under Bush and fiscal stimulus under Obama) with unemployment going over 10% and job losses climbing to 700,000 a month the previous mayor was handing out generous raises (4% and 4%) that most unions received. Would DeBlasio move up a lump sum payment to the hand full of unions with the same type retro schedule as the UFT? Politically if he wants to run for a second term a sweetheart deal with the unions has been done before.

Anonymous said...

He won't move up a payment, but can do a contract extension, with more favorable raises for us.

Anonymous said...

I don't want a contract extension. I want a NEW contract in 2018 with better working conditions. (Lower class size, less observations, bring back seniority based transfers) Money is not everything, especially for a veteran teacher such as myself. I am making good money at this point in my career but have never been more miserable or anxious. I know for a fact that I am not alone in feeling this way.

Anonymous said...

Well, I wouldn't expect all that.

Anonymous said...

If the mayor and mulgrew came out now and announced a 2 year extension, no changes to the contract, 6-8% in raises over the 2 years, it might get 90% vote. Add in a small signing bonus of 500-1000, it might get 95%.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a possibility. The members would take the bate again with a signing bonus and no more rumors of lump sum payments being moved up a year.

Anonymous said...

"The previous comment makes a good point about opening up negotiations for a lump sum payment this year. If the city were to make a payment this year to us they would have to do it for the other unions."

Let's be really clear:The only city unions that made interest free loans to the city were the UFT and CSA. Only the dumb educators. You think police, fire, sanitation or anyone else is that stupid?

Anonymous said...

6 or 8% are you serious? Why would the city offer that for two years when the UFT would agree to a five year extension for 7% and healthcare givebacks and the dumb teachers would vote for it?

Anonymous said...

Those teachers who would vote for 7% over 5 years with higher costs for healthcare are mostly white which blows away the blacks aren't smart view that someone on here is saying over again and again.

Anonymous said...

Stupid and criminal are 2 different things. The 6 to 8 percent was meant for the mayor to get into good graces and get reelected.

Anonymous said...

Oh, teachers are stupid. I see that in my rotation. They know nothing about the contract, the raises, the retro. The quality of staff has gone down greatly. Attendance, lateness, laziness...

Anonymous said...

Well blacks vs whites in every indicator isn't close, hs grad, college grad, salary, crime...since you brought it up.

Anonymous said...

I thought we were trying to stay on topic. Let's see James condemn calling white teachers dumb. Reverse racism. The civil war is coming my friends please be prepared. God Bless the greatest country the earth has ever seen. May we resolve our differences in a peaceful manor.

Anonymous said...

agree with 320. Im an ATR. The quality is disgusting. Teachers late every single day. Teachers taking all 10 absences every year.

Anonymous said...

Im still waiting to hear someone explain why only schools with all black kids get shut down...Its flagrant, criminal behavior on the part of the students.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately the members did not do their homework on this contract and we are paying the price with deferred lump sum payments and health insurance cutbacks. If this is the best we can then this is really pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Just paid $30 to see my neurologist. She ordered 3 MRIs, as I suffer from M.S., $50 copays each, $150. I spend $500-$1000 on medicines and doctors now, it's double what it was just a year or two ago with all the healthcare givebacks. I am not a healthy person, but we're all going to grow old and sick, we still have billions more in givebacks coming next year. I can't afford any more Mulgrew raises, or contracts like this one!

James Eterno said...

Schools get shut down because of union busting primarily, plain and simple. That is why Jamaica High School and so many others were shut. They had to make up our statistics to kill us.

I don't think de Blasio will be offering any extensions on contracts. He would get bad press so it might backfire as he would not appear tough on unions. If he was smart and I don't think he is, he would soften up and modify everything behind the scenes with us and the parents.

Anonymous said...

Wow, union busting. Jefferson is bad because of union busting? Look at the tens of millions schools have gotten and are getting, for "troubled schools," never has worked, wont work this time. Is it because of union busting? Or because of awful students?

The state is giving the city $52 million to fix 21 troubled public schools, state Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia said Monday.

The state’s new School Improvement Grants will pay for extra tutoring, teacher training and added student services for city schools.

The money is to be used for programs starting in September and is part of a semiannual handout of federal funds for struggling schools across the state.

Elia said the grants will help targeted schools reach academic benchmarks within three years.

“Every student in every school across New York must have the opportunity to succeed,” Elia said. “To do that we need to help our struggling schools.”

The state’s 2016 School Improvement Grants total $95 million for 39 schools across New York, including those in the city.

The state began issuing School Improvement Grants in 2010 with $308 million in federal funds taken from the 2009 federal budget, plus money provided by the post-recession American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Anonymous said...

And what would our bigoted friend do with schools where everyone is not above average? Throw the those black kid in jail. There is a concerted effort to divide working people along racial lines. You play right into their hands my misguided friend.

Anonymous said...

That money never gets to the classroom. If you really are a teacher, you would know that.

Anonymous said...

Closing big high schools in NY killed the union. Guy knows nothing and proves it constantly.

Anonymous said...

Yes Yes Yes we are bigiots and racists for simple stating the facts. Liberalism must me a mental disorder. At one time in this cities history it was the Irish or Italians who committed the most crime, were stopped by the Police the most and put in jail in the most. Yes some were stopped because they looked Irish or Italian but they were stopped because those groups commited more crimes. They didn't commit more crimes because they were Irish or Italian but because they were poor and had fewer skills to make a legal living. Now fast forward to today and the same applies to other groups. But the difference is we continue te government policies of victimization and welfare. Liberals have convinced these new groups that they can't succeedd because the schools sucks, racism. white privilege and all the other excuses the left gives. People need to wake the fuck up and stop the nonsense before our country really does explode. People need to take responsibilities for themselves and stop blaming others. Our country has millions of oppurtunities to succeed. We need to improve the economy that has sucked for the last 15 yrs and create real jobs for these kids to apply. Stop having kids out of wedlock, stop doing/selling drugs and stop cutting school and learn something. Bring back the trade schools that liberals removed 25 yrs ago in the belief that all kids should go to college. What a bunch of idiots! The electrician at my house last week makes more than I do. Gotta run, as an atr doing my 3rd cafe duty of the day.

Anonymous said...

What is your solution for all of the depressed white areas? Everyone just needs to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Let us get the government out. We tried that and it didn't work. It just spreads the money upward. Your solution is unworkable. When the natives protest, what will you shoot them all?

We have career and technical schools in case you didn't know.

Anonymous said...

Shoot? Where did that come from? Anyway tech schools are just coming back after decades of cuts. That's a start but we need more jobs and the can play a role with tax breaks for new companies getting rid of trade policies that don't take away American industry jobs. And yes people need to stop making excuses and pull themselves up by staying in school, not doing drugs, having babies before they have acquired a livable skill and working hard. Thanks for most of your comment but really shooting people. Only a non nra member would say something as foolish as that. God bless the United States and the wonderful 2nd amendment.

Anonymous said...

Who saw that black piece of garbage in a car, run down 3 officers in AZ?

Anonymous said...

Hey bigot, Please go to this site and join your KKK and Black Lives Matter buddies and leave us alone to talk about the UFT and schools.

http://www.pensitoreview.com/2013/07/22/84-of-murders-are-white-on-white/

Anonymous said...

This one is for you too bigot.

https://blackmattersus.com/12173-white-on-white-crime/


There’s about 38,929,319 Blacks in America or a little more; out of 38,929,319, 47.5% are in poverty, that’s 18,569,285 Blacks in poverty so minus the 38,929,319 with 18,569,285 and you’ll have 20,360,034 of Blacks that’s doing well, right? wrong out of 38,929,319, 1,000,000 are incarcerated. Making a million of Black people with criminal records. 13.2% of 38,929,319 Blacks are unemployed, that’s 5,138,670 Blacks that’s jobless.

So, 38,929,319 of Blacks in America, subtracted by poverty, incarceration, and unemployment, making the Black race only 14,221,364, that’s supposedly good, employed, or in school, or just above the poverty line. 14,221,364.

The reason for such numbers, is to prove that 24,707,955 of those Blacks are left to relay on crime in order to make a living and/or protect themselves from others that’s doing the same.

The problem with White people in America, they can’t take blame; in order to throw tension off of them about crime or violence or rape, etc. they mention Black-on-Black crime, and everyone would be so fascinated about how 13% can do so much crime— forgetting that most of every system and media works for Whites and against Blacks.

Ex. of this is both Blacks and Whites use weed at the same rate, but Blacks are more likely to get arrested and put to jail for the possession of it, while Whites get off not arrested. Same with rape, White men rape more Black woman (more woman of any race) than Black men raping Black woman or White woman combined. Except, when White men rape a Black woman, it’s 9 times out of 10 to not get reported and if it does, 98% of the time the White man gets off without conviction or punishment. If you think this isn’t true, think Daniel Holtzclaw, having over 30 cases of serial raping Black woman, that was unreported (where was the feminist at then?).

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize we needed to know math for today's posts. I would have studied last night. That's right this so called bigot was working a second job to pay the bills for my family. not sure what the last post was about but keep it up. We love hearing liberals give excuses for why certain groups commit crime, fail in school, are put in jail, can't find a job, have babies out of wedlock at over a 70% rate and don't succeed. Enjoy the day my friend and God Bless!

Anonymous said...

I know, CNBC is really against blacks, hands up dont shoot, social justice, obama is great...

Anonymous said...

So I guess the guy who ran down the cops just standing there was a saint.

Anonymous said...

MSNBC...Yeah, 75% born out of wedlock, and that almost a guarantee for poverty and crime, and of course cradle to grave welfare.

Anonymous said...

Al you need to do is open the newspaper or turn on the news to see, every face is the same.

Anonymous said...

Mr. KKK, What brand of sheet do you use? I would like to know because sometimes it gets a little itchy inside those sheets all day standing up for the white race. Those criminals you have to teach are just so bothersome.

Anonymous said...

The Smith & Wesson pistol was still there Sept. 7, two nights after J’Ouvert, resting at the bottom of a recycling bin in an alley off Nostrand Ave. in East Flatbush.

A 17-year-old Folk Nation street gang member, who identified himself as LaShawn (Loop) Hutchinson, reached down and retrieved the black 9-mm., placing it a backpack with drug paraphernalia and spare bullets.

“See? Told you they don’t check all these,” Hutchinson told his fellow gang member — identified only as “Qway” Frasier, 18, who did not want to give his first name. He had been worried the semiautomatic might have been seized by cops looking for weapons during the predawn festival.

Carey Gabay, an aide to Gov. Cuomo, was killed when he was struck with a stray bullet during the 2015 J'Ouvert festival.
Carey Gabay, an aide to Gov. Cuomo, was killed when he was struck with a stray bullet during the 2015 J'Ouvert festival. (JUDY SANDERS/AP)
The men had stashed the gun in the bin a week earlier, in case they needed to retrieve it during J’Ouvert.
“Around here, you never know” when using a gun will be necessary, said Frasier.

At the heart of this underworld battle is J’Ouvert, the Labor Day street party that’s a magnet for gang violence. The conflict, these gang members said, is the primary reason for bloodshed at the annual festival.

Tiarah Poyau, 22, and Tyreke Borel, 17, were fatally shot in separate incidents at the Sept. 5 event, police said. No arrests have been made in the Borel shooting.

A 72-year-old woman was among five other people wounded in nonfatal shootings and stabbings, police said.
Authorities have not officially said whether they suspect gang involvement in any of the incidents, but Hutchinson and Frasier claim warring sets of gang members carried out gun or knife attacks during the festival.

Anonymous said...

J’Ouvert traverses drug-dealing turf in Crown Heights and Flatbush that’s controlled by various gangs — including FolkNation, an offshoot of the original Chicago-based gang of the same name.

Armed and ready, the duo made their way toward Bedford Ave. Their mission, Hutchinson said, was to “hunt” for and shoot enemy members of three other gangs. They include the Eight-Trey Crips, the Franklin Avenue Family Crew, which is a Crips affiliate, and a local Bloods set, all of which are locked in a war with Folk Nation over drug territory in Brooklyn.

“J’Ouvert (is) just one night,” Hutchinson said. “We out here every day.”

NYPD safety upgrades fail to prevent J’Ouvert shooting
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (2nd from left) and his department beefed up security for 2016 J'Ouvert, but it didn't stop the violence.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (2nd from left) and his department beefed up security for 2016 J'Ouvert, but it didn't stop the violence. (GARDINER ANDERSON/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
For more than a year, members of the four crews have been fighting over drug-dealing spots in at least three Brooklyn housing complexes. Four members or gang associates have been killed in the conflict and at least 11 others wounded in gunfire or knife attacks.

This year’s shootings and stabbings at J’Ouvert occurred in spite of beefed-up police presence prompted by the slaying at J’Ouvert last year of Gov. Cuomo’s aide Carey Gabay, 43, who was hit by a stray bullet fired during a shootout between gang members.

As a result of its location, the festival has become a proving ground for gun-toting drug dealers and gangland enforcers.
The violence at J'Ouvert has raised calls to cancel the annual event.
“They all see each other out there (at J’Ouvert), and some of them are shooting,” said Natasha Wallace, a former Black Guerrilla Family gang member in Baltimore who now works to end underworld beefs in Brooklyn and Queens before they turn deadly.

STASI: It’s time to stop J’Ouvert until the violence ends
“J’Ouvert just amplifies the beef every year,” she added.

The turf being fought over by the gangs is extremely valuable, according to several Folk Nation members, who estimate their gang’s drug-dealing operation alone earns up to $2,000 a day.

A disagreement over how to share those proceeds inside Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field Apartments led to a rift between Folk Nation and the Eight-Trey Crips, once allies, a little over six years ago.

In 2015, the Franklin Avenue Family Crew and the Bloods joined the conflict, hoping to exploit the Folk Nation/Eight-Trey split, according to gang members.

Gang member pleads not guilty to killing Cuomo aide Carey Gabay
Retaliatory shootings became commonplace — leading all four gangs to declare war on one another.

“Lot of blocks up for grabs, is how they see it,” Frasier said of Folk Nation’s rivals.

“But that’s foolish," he added, insisting that the disputed turf belongs to Folk Nation alone.

One Brooklyn Bloods member, who identified himself by his nickname, “Gotti,” said the Bloods’ and Franklin Avenue Family Crew’s original rationale for joining the gang war — achieving territorial gains — had been eclipsed by other, more personal beefs between the gangs.

Fifth suspect charged in killing of Cuomo aide Carey Gabay
“People just pop off (fire bullets) over anything now,” he said.

On the eve of this year’s J’Ouvert, cops swept in and busted 35 alleged gangbangers and confiscated 10 guns in an effort to tamp down on the violence.

The yellow graffiti is a tag belonging to Folk Nation, a gang beefing with other crews in Brooklyn.
The yellow graffiti is a tag belonging to Folk Nation, a gang beefing with other crews in Brooklyn.
Nonetheless, an NYPD source with knowledge of the conflict said gang members or their associates are believed responsible for at least some of the violence at J’Ouvert this year.

Kevin Deutsch is the author of “The Triangle: A Year on the Ground With New York’s Bloods and Crips.”

Anonymous said...

What enlightening information. How come you don't answer my question on the sheets you use? I would like us to wear the same sheets at events since it gets hot in there. Oh and you are in the NRA too. We can meet there too. We can start a UFT tea party chapter too.

Anonymous said...

What was racist?

Anonymous said...

A 33-year-old man shot in the head on a crowded street near Prospect Park in Brooklyn last week has died, police said Thursday.

Yearidin Gordon, 33, was blasted on Woodruff Ave. near Ocean Ave. in Prospect Lefferts Gardens just after 7:40 p.m. on Sept. 7, officials said. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he clung to life for nearly a week before dying Tuesday.

His murder is believed to be gang-related, sources said.

Gordon, who was shot about six blocks from his home, is affiliated with the Crips, according to police sources.

He was on parole for robbery and had been arrested more than two dozen times on charges including assault, robbery and burglary, police sources said.

No one has been arrested for his killing.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I'm a white guy in my 50s who is a NRA member so I must be a racist and bigot. I dont always wear sheets but when I do they are only the best. God bless the Untied States and the 2nd amendment

Anonymous said...

Its racist to relay facts. People might not want to discuss it, but that doesnt make it untrue.

Anonymous said...

teen shot in Ohio, with BB gun, pulling BB gun out of waistband, in area of armed robbery, matched description, running from cops, disobeying cops...Let the riots ensue...

Anonymous said...

More good parenting, 13 years old, demanding money from strangers with gun in hand...

Anonymous said...

A 25-year-old man was shot in the buttocks while trying to flee a robber in the Bronx, police said Thursday.

The man was walking on St. John Ave. near Fox St. in Woodstock when the robber pulled out a silver hand gun and told him not to move during the 8:40 p.m. crime on Sept. 9, police said.

When the victim tried to flee, the robber opened fire, hitting the man once in the buttocks, cops said. A second man then joined in the crime, and took the man's iPhone 6 and wallet while the gun-toting robber pistol whipped him in the face, cops said.

Both attackers then fled in a black Toyota Camry, cops said. The shot man was treated for non life-threatening injuries at Lincoln Hospital.

Police describe the gun-wielding robber as a Hispanic man between the ages of 20 and 25 years old, 6-feet, 230 pounds, with a light complexion. He was seen wearing a dark colored jacket, a dark colored baseball hat and gray pants.

The second suspect was described by cops as a Black man who is 5-foot-9 and 200 pounds with a dark complexion. He had a black afro and he was seen wearing a white T-shirt.

Anonymous said...

NEW YORK - The NYPD has put out surveillance video of a man wanted for stabbing a woman in a Manhattan doorway Wednesday.

Investigators say the video shows the man walk up to the 58-year-old victim and stab her with a sharp object.

It happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. at a building on East 110th Street near Third Avenue in East Harlem.

The man ran off on 110th Street, and the woman was treated at the hospital for a stab wound on her right thigh and other small cuts.

The motive for the attack is still not clear.

Anonymous said...

Terrifying video released Wednesday by police shows two men beating and choking a couple on a Bronx subway platform.

The melee took place inside the 149th St.-Grand Concourse station on the 4 line at about 6 a.m. Monday, police said.

Two men began harassing a 28-year-old woman who was waiting for the train with her boyfriend.

When he tried to stop the men from bothering her, one of the suspects put him in a headlock and the second punched him repeatedly in the head and torso.

The woman tried to intervene, and got punched in the face and knocked unconscious. She fell to the floor and suffered facial lacerations. Her boyfriend suffered broken bones in his face.

Both were treated for their injuries at Lincoln Hospital.

Cops described both suspects as black, 18 to 25 years old, 5-foot-8.

Anonymous said...

Can we meet at the KKK meeting? All of these articles are making me feel you must be a member. Who but a klansman would continually post about crimes committed by black people on a liberal teacher blog written by a guy who is married to a black woman. If you are not in the KKK now, you should be.

Anonymous said...

Didn't realize it was a liberal blog. Thought it was open to all hard working teachers who had an opinion to express. Believe you need a refresher course on free speech and the truth about who is commiting crimes and making it difficult for all of us to teach. I realize the facts are hard for certain people to accept but will keep trying to present an opinion that are fact based instead of making excuses. Just because a certain person is married to an African American shouldn't limit a person from expressing a fact based belief. I also realize the facts go against the liberal philosophy of racism but liberal policies have had a devastating impact on certain groups. In addition, calling people racist and that we should wear sheets and join the KKK doesn't help your argument. May God Bless you and the wonderful bill of rights. Thank God we have the 1st and 2nd amendments. If you would like to continue this discussion about crime and behavior we should do it in a respectful manor. Otherwise let's discuss the retro money that the union and city have deferred to 2017 and beyond. I bet we could agree we are being screwed!!

Anonymous said...

To add my opinion after reading all this, I do understand some people dont want to discuss this or think its inappropriate to say these things. However, a lot of what has been said is true. The out of wedlock births are astronomical. It is fact that does lead DIRECTLY TO LIFELONG POVERTY. It is also true that schools that have shut down have the same skin color. And yes, the crime rate is unusually high in some area, and with some skin colors. And yes, many of my students have been pregnant or are already pregnant or are on their 3rd or 4th child. It is also true that I hear students every day talking about credit card scams, stealing from stores, asking what bank I use... One girl came in wearing a "Fuck Donald Trump" shirt. Do you think that is appropriate? What if the opposite was done? And why? Because Trump wants laws enforced? Is the country that backwards? I guess... Fact is blacks did better under Bush than Obama.

Anonymous said...

Trump wants laws that oppress blacks enforced. High rate of crime amongst blacks because there is more poverty in the black. 400 years of oppression might have something to do with the problem.

Anonymous said...

Which law oppresses blacks?

Anonymous said...

All of them Kkk. Please get us some sheets.

Anonymous said...

Kkk is the man, the white man. Man heads the National Association for the Advancement of white people.

Anonymous said...

God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Always an excuse, with all the freebies, handouts, free rides out of jail from Obama, they are all oppressed. Remember, selling cocaine is not violent, so you get let out of jail early.

Anonymous said...

Get shot by cops when unarmed when black. Real fair system.

Anonymous said...

Sure anon 12:55!

Anonymous said...

That's simply false. You are talking about a couple per year across the country.

Anonymous said...

Even if you are right which you are not, that is a couple too many Mr. David Duke.

Anonymous said...

Was Michael brown unarmed? He committed about 6 crimes that very day.

Anonymous said...

1. More whites are killed by cops than blacks. 2. Blacks are more likely to kill cops than be killed by cops.

Anonymous said...

You are arguing for killing unarmed black people. Last time I looked police had the guns. Your turn Mr. Duke.

Anonymous said...

There are no illegal guns on the street in NY? Like the one a student brought to school 13 days ago. Tons of our students have guns. Who is arguing for killing anybody?

Anonymous said...

Please call me David my father is Mr. Duke. God Bless you and our great country and please stand for our national anthem.

Anonymous said...

I don't stand for a song written by a slaveholder defending slavery Mr. Duke.

Anonymous said...

Roger That!

Anonymous said...

Hey Mr Duke, How about that black kid with his hands up shot in Tulsa, Oklahoma by the cops? Let's hear you justify that one. No deflecting by talking about something else.

Anonymous said...


Learning more about the shooting of Terence Crutcher.

The window was closed. He wasn't reaching in to the car. He had no weapon.

There was no attempt to de-escalate the situation.

Please stop defending the indefensible

Anonymous said...

Yeah yeah your right once again. Oppression by the white man!