This is from MORE's Gloria Brandman's Facebook page.
Marilyn Martinez, the chapter leader of Central Park East 1, where the staff and parents have been fighting the appointment of principal Monika Garg for the past year, was suddenly removed from her classroom on orders of the Department of Education just before the midwinter break. Her 3020a hearing started today. Over 50 parents are here to support her along with members of MORE- Norm Scott, Lisa North and myself
This is solidarity at its finest.
It would be inconceivable just a few short years back to think a teacher could be brought up on 3020a (termination) charges if that teacher had the support of the school community.
However, in the Bloomberg-de Blasio era, it is open season on teachers and union activists.
If DOE is bringing 3020a charges against a popular teacher who has an army of her school's parents backing her up at her hearing, then truly none of us have any job security.
MORE was there. Where in the hell was the official UFT? Where was the District Rep?
Additional coverage of this extraordinary outpouring of support from parents for a teacher is over at Ed Notes.
No one from the UFT was there. Ho-hum. They are working hard behind the scenes you know -- even when principal Monika Garg had 10 teachers put under investigation within months of her arrival at the school, put in as a hit woman. Ho - hum -- we endorsed de Blasio without asking for these outrages to stop -- but you know the UFT has to weigh stuff - and make sure they don't lose their little stool at the table.
Parents were not saying very good things about the UFT.