The slightly edited email below was sent to UFT President Michael Mulgrew from a teacher at Forest Hills High School, where there have been numerous problems with Principal Ben Sherman violating the UFT Contract. The teacher signed the email but wanted to have the name removed for the blog as well as a reference to any specific teacher.
Dear Mr. Mulgrew,
We are still very much looking forward to your visit to our high school this month to help inspire us through our current crisis with our new Principal. It's too bad it could not take place when we clearly had the momentum back in June, but we understand there was a conflict with a parental leave announcement. We were coming off a resounding No vote concerning the school's proposed SBO. Our situation hasn't changed much. If anything, it has escalated with the Chapter Chair now put on the late session, making it impossible for him to attend Delegate Assembly meetings.
Despite an extraordinary summit between representatives of the Superintendent's office, the UFT, and CSA, no corrective action has been taken. He seems to be waiting us out and refusing to take any action concerning previously filed grievances, continuing his plans to destroy the union. We made a big sacrifice to put our names out there and all we have to show for it is a punitive schedule, no Circular 6R choice, and additional observations.
What's our next move? What can the union do for us? Can we look forward to your support?
A Forest Hills High School Teacher