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After reading the latest H-L story on Peggy , I'm pleased she will appeal. Stu was involved in her dismissal and regardless of the jury ruling, he wanted her out because a very solid block of parents at Booker T. Wilson hated her methods.Anecdotal evidence about Stu's lack of support for teachers and administrators is receiving more attention these days.In short, Stu attempted to destroy the career of a successful educator. Had she left quietly, like Michael Ernst did after he gave principal candidates the answers to interview questions in advance, Petrelli would have gotten her recommendation from Stu and the story would have ended.She chose to fight back, and I'm pleased she did. It is my hope that the moderator won't try to play both sides of the fence here. On the one hand, he works with Petrelli at EKU and has called her a colleague; on the other hand, he has reserved criticism about Stu's practices implying that because Stu will be remembered for his increase in student achievement, this takes precedence over his treatment of FCPS staff.Peggy was done wrong. It's time to admit who railroaded her. May she win in court!
I, too, think Mrs. Petrelli was done wrong. I look forward to her appeal, and, unless it has been dismissed, don't forget there is another lawsuit pending against Mr. Stu Silberman by a guidance counselor at Jesse Clark.Stu Silberman will get caught. It's simply a matter of time.
Thanks for the comment and suggestion, but we will continue to shoot straight down the middle to the best of our ability. We try to be informative and thought provoking (sometimes snarky, and if we're lucky, humourous), regarding these complex issues. I don't think KSN&C has much value as one more pro-administration blog, or as one more pro-teacher blog. There are plenty of blogs out there that promote one particular point of view in a partisan fashion. There are strengths and weaknesses in every situation; rights and wrongs. We will try to point them out and let readers decide. Then, we welcome your comments. One of the things that has fascinated me about this case is how similar Peggy and Stu are philosophically. My style has never been their style, (and I realize it is their take-no-prisoners style that is supported by every education group out there) so it's hard to criticize one without the other. Of course, nobody goes into school administration expecting that their efforts won't be criticized. Critics just come with the territory. We try to look at the relative merits and demerits of each situation.I hear regularly from folks who don't feel supported by Stu but I'll bet you could find a few of Peggy's cast off teachers who would criticize her as being unsupportive as well. I think that's really where this case began - former BTWA teachers complaining to leaders in the community. It got built up into much more by a few politically astute folks who knew which buttons to push in the neighborhood. Peggy swears that she never had the option of returning to BTWA. Stu swears she did. The jury sided with Stu - but did they do so on the strength of trumped up evidence? Stay tuned.
Stu Silberman is a man who suspends teachers and does not really believe in due process. More suspensions today at Henry Clay High School. This time it is a female athletic director.....Morale has never been lower at my school.Who is next?
Female educators wronged by Stu Silberman, unite! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain...
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