The E4E captain, er, I meant, Hauptmann in question is Natalie Harrington of the New Day Academy, PS 245 in the Bronx. A 6-12 school with only 345 students! Natalie teaches grades 10 and 12 ELA.
So just who is this follower of cult figure Little Evan Stone? Natalie is a child of privilege. She prepped at Friend's Academy and graduated from one of the elite Ivy League schools, Brown, where rumor has it she was a legacy. So much for E4E's meritocracy theories.
Looking at Natalie's background, one would be hard to imagine that Natalie had ever come across a minority or a person of color in her upbringing. Well, except if mummsy and dada hired one for some menial task on the estate. Or the summer home on Block Island.
So why is it that a 24 year old neophyte from the North Shore, the Hamptons, Park Avenue, and Block Island thinks she knows what is right not only for students of the Bronx, but for teachers in general? Let's examine her email, with my thoughts in red.
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From: Natalie Harrington <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 11:16 AM <<<<------Lookee here! 11:16 AM today! During the school day! Is this allowed? I thought DOE computers, wireless, etc... were only to be used for official DOE business.
Subject: Educators 4 Excellence
To: email@example.com <<<<<<-------Lookee again! Using business email to perpetuate someone's personal beliefs.
Hello New Day Staff,
I wanted to let you all know that I am our school's team captain for Educators 4 Excellence.WOW!! Educators 4 Excellence (E4E) is is an organization of education professionals who seek to provide an independent Independent? How so? All the ideas are of E4E's own? Is E4E allowed to go against sugar daddy DFER and ERN's policies? voice for educators which educators? TFA educators? Elitist educators? You guys, and I use that term loosely don't share my voice, nor the vast, vast majority of NYC teachers in the debate surrounding education reform. E4E's mission is to unite the education community wrong, it is to divide and conquer, M'kay? around a shared set of goals, principles, beliefs, and actions, I share nothing with you, neither do my colleagues which place student achievement first. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!! In order to achieve this mission, E4E hosts various events throughout the year You mean Youth Rallies? when will the win a date with Sydney Morris event be held? aimed at bringing teachers together to discuss what is going on in their classrooms. That is if you only sign the pledge card, give a kidney, and $275 and promise you will advance to OT IX If you have any questions about this organization you can come see me in Room 230 is this to be done on school time? or check out their website http://www.