Skip to comments.No space, no books, no clue at NYCís worst elementary school
Posted on 01/12/2014 7:49:23 AM PST by lowbridge
Students at PS 106 in Far Rockaway, Queens, have gotten no math or reading and writing books for the rigorous Common Core curriculum, whistleblowers say.
The 234 kids get no gym or art classes. Instead, they watch movies every day.
The kids have seen more movies than Siskel and Ebert, a source said.
The school nurse has no office equipped with a sink, refrigerator or cot.
The library is a mess: Nothings in order, said a source. Its a junk room.
No substitutes are hired when a teacher is absent students are divvied up among other classes.
A classroom that includes learning-disabled kids doesnt have the required special-ed co-teacher.
About 40 kindergartners have no room in the three-story brick building. They sit all day in dilapidated trailers that reek of animal urine, a parent said; rats and squirrels noisily scamper in the walls and ceiling.
And the principal Marcella Sills, who joined PS 106 nine years ago is a frequent no-show, sources say.
Sills did not come to school last Monday. On Tuesday, she showed up at 3:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, The Post found her at home in Westbury, LI, all day before emerging at 2:50 p.m. school dismissal time. Wearing a fur coat, she took her BMW for a spin.
She showed up at school Thursday, but not Friday.
When Sills, 48, does go to work, its rarely before 11 a.m. and often hours later, say sources familiar with her schedule.
She strolls in whenever she wants, one said.
The school hasnt had a payroll secretary in years.
When she is out, an assistant principal is left in charge. Yet Sills, who gets a $128,207 salary, also pockets overtime pay $2,900 for 83 hours in 2011, the latest available records show.
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This is similar to the way our country is being run. And few complain.
Looking forward to the follow-ups on this story.
but the teachers get paid handsomely and the 45 year old retired teachers are collecting their handsome retirement benefits as they sit sunning on the beaches of Miami.
So when does she get appointed Secretary of Education?
Why am I not at all surprised?
The average per student spending in New York City is $19,000 so those 234 students should get $4.4 million. So where did that money go. Even considering the usual “skim” in NYC, there still should be a couple million left.
that very well may be a Title 1 Mink Coat!
“As a Title 1 school, it gets extra federal funds, but community members say theyve never seen a budget tracking the income and spending.”
It might seem the perfect challenge for an idealistic teacher, but for innovation being all but shut-down by the teachers unions.
If the principal was a white male, he would be sacked. That not being the case here, expect the situation to continue and “Ms Sills” can glide to her retirement with only perfunctory appearances at her actual job after which she will make her retirement official and receive a generous monthly kiss in the mail for the rest of her life, based on a $200K salary, courtesy of the taxpayers.
NYC annual per-pupil spending.
Give parents vouchers for 10k, and watch schooling improve.
Actually, the specific information isn’t necessary. One can divine what one suspects from just the information, curiously lacking a description.
I bet she gonna go golfin’
Eeek! Is it a drag queen? Judging by the mink, I’d say it’s a pretty well-paid drag queen.
That said, the schools out in Far Rockaway have always been bad. Most people who were sane sent their kids to Catholic school.
I laughed out loud when I read “rigorous standards” of Common Core, which is the usual liberal BS. In other words, the kids aren’t expected to learn facts, they’re supposed to free associate and call it “critical thinking,” and there is, at the request of the teachers’ unions, no longer anybody held accountable for the dismal performance of the students.
Governor Scott here in Florida for some reason (probably money) initially accepted the Common Core standards but he is backtracking and today announced that some of the excellent reforms put in under Gov. Bush will be restored and that the State of Florida wants to take back control.
I’m sure De Blasio is a big Common Core guy, though.
And probably learn more than if they were in a class hearing lectures about the greatness of B. Hussein.
And considering NYC just elected a hardcore blatant Marxist as Mayor, she will probably get a raise.
Does this bring back memories?
Prolly on the BET channel.