Sunday, March 29, 2015

"Please remember that our working conditions are the children's learning conditions."


Special Thanks To
Jill Gotman, Lydia Horelka,
Christina Vickers, Michelle Baptiste, & Allison Canelli
for Expressing These Words to
The Department of Education Chancellor &
The Panel for Educational Policy

Dear Jill Gotman,

        Thank you immensely for speaking-up against bullying by "leaders" in our schools and also for helping to shed light on the resistance and control projected over openly discussing the abuse of power that is rampant in the Department of Education.

        I am sorry that the Department of Education Panel for Educational Policy actually cut the microphone off on you, did not allow you to finish voicing your complaint and escorted you outside of the room for merely speaking-up about something you cannot find genuine and fair support for anywhere else and something they apparently struggle to address and find easier to ignore. Additionally, I am sorry for all else you had to endure in your noble quest to facilitate learning for our future minds.

        Please continue your journey to educate policy makers, government officials and the Public about the raw truth of what is really going on in our schools. I am, along many others, very interested in hearing the details of your plight with abuse of power by “leaders” and their “superiors”. Feel free to email me at and visit my blogs at and (under the word Knowledge).

        I trust that all of our incessant efforts will soon bring together the beautiful souls of many thinkers, lawmakers, law enforcers, educators, parents, children, and leaders from all directions in order to bring forth permanent healing and just changes to our schools and the Department of Education (aka Board of Education).


Luis Angel Perez,
Middle School Science & Mathematics,
First Grade & Fourth Grade Teacher & Advocate

"When they spoke-up, they were targeted and discontinued."

"When you target educators who advocate for students, communities, and colleagues, you hurt children."

                                                      - Lydia Horelka, Educator & Advocate

"I was actually taken aback when a fellow teacher just now was removed from the room, so I'm glad that I did away with the speech that I had written because I also had a story that was similar to hers."

"And all we're asking is for you guys to just pay attention to what is happening within your own department."

" please look into what is happening to teachers."

                                                       - Christina Vickers, Educator & Advocate

"It's a fundamental and profound disdain, disregard and disrespect of teachers teaching and those who they teach."

"Please remember that our working conditions are the children's learning conditions."

                                                       - Michelle Baptiste, Educator & Advocate

"I'm not going to get into specifics of my story because nobody wants to hear that, it seems..."

"If we are cut-off from the opportunity to speak-up, just because we are not tenured, it's affecting the students more than anything else."

                                                       - Allison Canelli, Educator & Advocate

           Thank you all for your time and energy in this very significant matter.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Rodrigo y Gabriela - Diablo Rojo - Live HD

Rodrigo y Gabriela - 'Tamacun'

Leaders Can Learn A Great Deal From Students

Leaders Can Learn a Great Deal From Students

        Children pick up on a lot more than you may think. Our brilliant young souls here are expressing to the world that they find themselves stuck “between a hard place and a rock”.

        When school administrators are blatantly not held accountable for abuse of power but instead supported by their superiors, (and other leaders), to maliciously lie, cheat, and flagrantly infringe upon the Constitutional & Human Rights of others, such dynamic fosters an incredibly powerful paralyzing fear of persecution which oppresses teachers, parents, and students from advocating against abuse of power, coerces them into toxic conformity, forces them to become accessories to social crimes committed, and ultimately promotes a non-stimulating, uninviting, unhealthy and unsafe learning environment for all learners.

          This is what we are truly teaching our learners and future leaders. This is why "I Trust Teachers More Than I Trust Cuomo!" is objected with the premise "But That's Not Saying Much!" Teachers are muzzled, bounded and controlled with paralyzing fear of persecution and have no where to turn for genuine support.     

         However, there is a practical and permanent solution. We desperately need to have in place respected laws and a rigorous, barrier-less enforcement of such respected laws (by our political and judicial leaders), that will unequivocally hold government leaders legally accountable for abusing, condoning, and ignoring abuse of power commonly used to maliciously lie, cheat, and flagrantly infringe upon the Constitutional & Human Rights of teachers, parents, and students within the entire Department of Education.

        Any plan of corrective action void of this particular need will be a mere cheap and temporary band-aid, bound to rapidly fall-off this massive and excessively bleeding wound the very moment there is a change in administration and/or the very moment our politicians and judicial leaders once again choose to ignore the rampant abuse of power within the Department of Education (aka Board of Education).

       As history clearly demonstrates, this is not just going to be handed to us from the kindness of our leader’s hearts. We must stand together and work diligently to notify all of our public officials and judicial leaders that we stand united, that this is not okay, and that we demand better and permanent action for resolve. We must stand together and fight for these rights.

        Thank you immensely for your dedication to this very important matter. Best to all always.


Luis Angel Perez,
Middle School Science & Mathematics,
First Grade, Fourth Grade Educator & Advocate