July 26, Gotham Schools published an article in which a teacher, Stuart Kaplan, a nine-year teacher at High School for Law and Public Service in Brooklyn, was stripped of his membership of the famed youth group, Educators4Excellence. For those who don't recall, Mr Kaplan caused quite a stir in June at a E4E youth rally when he publicly questioned E4E Jugendleiter, Little Evan Stone.
Mr Kaplan, it was implied by several E4E lackies in the comments section this past Monday, was unprofessional in speaking out and it was claimed that he caused "a scene," and that he embarrassed the profession. You can judge by yourself here. We here at SBSB support unequivocally Mr Kaplan's right to speak out and at no time through thorough analysis of the video did we notice that he was rude, obnoxious, or out of line. In fact, we find that Little Evan Stone was out of line for calling the meeting over.
But, one thing comes to mind. What does it mean to act professional? Are we as teachers supposed to continue our professionalism outside of the classroom and/or school? Of course not, we are all human beings.
But, let's use the example that E4E and its sycophantic defenders use on how teachers should comport themselves. That we as teachers must not only set an example for our students 24/7, but when amongst other educators outside of working hours, we must always be professional.
The crack team was creating a white paper on this very subject when sadly it came across some information regarding E4E Vice President of Programs, Tori Truscheit.
Apparently Tori is quite a baker. Tori is the purveyor and creator of an unusual type of cupcake. The Red Velvet Vulva Cupcake with Buttercream. Yes, you read that right. Now, the jokes will be abstained for now, except to say that rumors of E4E Blog Monkey™ Ruben Brosbe posing for the cupcakes is not true.
Now mind you, we here at SBSB are not in any way, shape, or form disparaging Tori's lifestyle choice Nor or we denouncing the cupcakes, nor the vulva, which we all here at SBSB are fans of.
What we are disparaging is the rank hypocrisy of E4E, and its members. Mr Kaplan has been villified, again and again for his "behavior" last month. Other E4E shills have constantly reminded teachers on how to act. Yet, we have here, an "educator" selling and advocating pornographic cupcakes.
Is this information relevant? Yes, it is. It is because it yet again exposes the hypocrisy of E4E and it's enablers, in particular the NYC DOE. Look what happened to Melissa Petro. She was railroaded out of teaching for something she did before she became a teacher. Did E4E at anytime lend her their support?
It also exposes that E4E is nothing but a bunch of rich, entitled, elitist children that has decided to take it upon themselves to rule and judge by fiat, and that they are still children because they still think that life is still fun and games.
But in reality, who cares about Tori's Red Velvet Vulva? But E4E, you want to keep on setting and deciding the rules, start abiding and living up to what you all decree.