The First Amendment of The Constitution of Our United States of America ensures us that our Government “shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech…or the right of the people…to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Unfortunately, we have inadvertently created such laws and, what’s worst, they are openly enforced inside of our Public School buildings.
Board Members of the Board of Education (Department of Education) are appointed by the Mayor and by each of the Borough Presidents, whom are all Government Officials. “All members serve at the pleasure of the official who appointed them.”
Why do we have Government Officials not responding to and thus condoning the abuse of power that goes rampant in our Public Schools; particularly the abuse of power used deliberately to threaten, intimidate, harass, and muzzle well intended advocates to our future minds; the children?
Why are Government Officials stripping our Non-Tenured Colleagues from their constitutional rights to speak-up and advocate against abusive leaders by pushing to eliminate tenureship and/or making it difficult to attain? It is an abusive administrator’s dream to have a school building filled with Non-Tenured Educators whom are all well aware and are often reminded of the fact that they can easily be terminated with no representation if they were to dare challenge any form of abuse observed or refuse to become an accomplice to abuse.
Look at the hypocrisy here - One Government Agency (Child Protective Services, CPS / Administration for Children Services, ACS), deems Educators to be “Mandated Reporters” to Abusive Behavior and another Government Agency, (Department of Education), condones the threatening, intimidation, and harassment of Educators for Reporting Abusive Behavior.
We, the people, should not allow for abusive leaders that work for our Government to continue to enforce laws which directly abridge an Educator’s constitutional right, power, and human responsibility to speak-up and stand-up against abusive behavior and against laws that abridge an Educator’s right to petition our Government for a redress of such grievances!
I have great faith that many beautiful souls will soon come together to help model to our young developing minds, whom eventually will be in-charge of our future, the immense pride and honor behind the word united in our United States Government. Thank you immensely for your time and energy in this very important matter. Much love to everyone.
Luis Angel Perez
Middle School Science & Mathematics,
First Grade, Fourth Grade Educator & Advocate