Skip to comments.Staffers flee Coney Island school where 'toxic' principal nixed a patriotic song
Posted on 08/19/2012 5:47:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Staff at a Coney Island school where the principal barred kids from belting out God Bless the USA are singing a new tune: Take This Job and Shove It.
In a mass exodus, 25 employees or 40 percent of the staff, including 11 of 28 classroom teachers, aides, secretaries and custodians have fled PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, over the year, insiders tallied.
Most found jobs in other schools; some retired. Others are trying to escape a toxic building, they said.
Principal Greta Hawkins caused an uproar in June when she axed the rousing Lee Greenwood anthem from the kindergarten moving-up ceremony. First she insisted it would offend other cultures, then she claimed it was too mature. After a Post report, she also yanked a flirty ditty by Justin Bieber.
That flap was just a glimpse into the turmoil, mistrust and racial tensions under Hawkins three-year reign, say those leaving.
I couldnt take it anymore, said a veteran teacher who found a new job in Queens. Some people were being picked on, and some were waiting to be picked on.
DOE officials said nine teachers and three other staffers transferred over the summer.
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Affirmative Action - it is an ugly thing.
One thing lower than an HOA president is a school principle
FLAG DRAG: Teachers half of whom seen here reportedly are no longer at the Edna Cohen School dress in red, white and blue at PS 90 during the June uproar when principal Greta Hawkins (above) forbade the singing of God Bless the USA.
More of Obama's "people" (Leftists) feeling empowered by his presence. Wonder how they will feel after November?
I had the same exact thing happen. We had a assistant principal come in to an absolutely poverty-stricken school with a lot of good educators and completely destroy the atmosphere there. It really only takes one person with authority to ruin everything.
Youre all used to white, Jewish principals who only hired whites. The school culture is going to change.
Hawkins then vowed to hire more black teachers, according to teachers who were at the meeting.
Many more [black teachers] are coming, but I will hire one white person, Hawkins said, according to the teachers.
Peoples mouths dropped open, said one teacher. Everyone looked shocked at what they just heard.
Staffers said racial tensions at the school are minimal, and Hawkins never mentioned the issue of race in any previous meetings.
Race doesnt matter here, said another teacher who wouldnt give her name. Thats the baffling thing about it.
A dozen teachers and two paraprofessionals who were at the meeting filed complaints with the Department of Educations Office of Equal Opportunity in June.
Bitch should be scrubbing toilets in Manhattan.
Is anyone here surprised?
Well, as long as they are not drinking sugary soft drinks larger than 20 oz. things should turn out alright.
That job would be way above her pay grade.
Wooda been quicker and cheaper to transfer the “principal” someplace where she couldn’t cause trouble. A dead end job.
The anti-white black racist doctrines that justify reverse discrimination (Affirmative Action) are ugly. Hate and envy is no way to be.
What a drag for the kids held hostage to this leftest lunacy.
Always remember, the principal is our pal. :)