SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: E4E's Michael Loeb Enters Campbell Brown's Twilight Zone

Sunday, August 5, 2012

E4E's Michael Loeb Enters Campbell Brown's Twilight Zone

A lot has been said in the last few days or so of CNN's Cambpell Brown, and wife of MichelleRheeFirst lackey Dan Senor, and her column in the Wall Street Journal claiming that teacher's unions, in particular the UFT, protects sexual predators. Nothing, we all know, could be further from the truth.

More disturbing is that a fellow teacher and UFT member (both terms used quite loosely) and Educators4Excllence bon vivant, Michael Loeb, without thinking, without any concern at the true nature of adult sexual predators decides to thoughtlessly and sycophantically speak out in support of, not only Campbell Brown, but of New York State Senator Stephen Saland's bill. A bill which will give final say so to the fate of teachers accused unjustly of predation to Chancellor Walcott which means it is actually Uncle Mike as the final arbiter.
Michael Loeb, a middle school teacher in the Bronx and UFT member, calls this a "horrible situation," telling me "if you keep these people in the classroom, you are demeaning our profession."
Really, Michael?  It demeans our profession? Wonderful how Michael states the obvious. Where was Michael when my wife as a young girl of 4-6 had a male friend of her family have her sit on his lap while he had an erection and had her rub back and forth until he ejaculated?  That is true sexual predation. Not what most of these accusations of been. A teacher making inappropriate and stupid comments, or a teacher being falsely accused of true sexual misconduct or sexual verbiage.
Michael Loeb still supports his union but says it "treats teachers like interchangeable widgets"—defending all teachers no matter what they have done.
Interchangeable widgets? 

The 14th amendment clearly and succinctly states;
nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Michael, do you have an issue with the United State Constitution? Do have a problem with the American way of life?

As much as this man hurt and damaged my wife, he is allowed the right to counsel, the right to trial, a right to face his accuser, the right to impartial jury, a right to appeal. My wife, nor I, can be judge, jury, and executioner. These are the ideals of this country. This is what we believe in, what teachers you work in believe, and what our union believes in. It is called due process. Learn it. Live it. Deal with it.

Michael, there is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man ...

Michael, what would happen one day, and I hope this day will never happen, that you are accused of something as heinous as molesting a child? What is it you would do?

a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity.

The first thing Michale would do is run, not walk, to the UFT. "Help me, please," will be your cry. "I didn't do it, I was railroaded, what I said was taken out of context, I was never there, etc..." Yes Michael would want that union there for him.

It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition,

If Michael got arrested, he would want to make sure he is in protective custody, he would want a union attorney, he would want DUE PROCESS.

and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge.

Even if Michael were not to be charged criminally he could still face termination through the 3020a process. Would Michael refuse a strong defense in his case? Would Michael, if exonerated or even if charges not fully founded accept the arbitrator's finding of a fine and being sent back to the classroom? Or would he ask the arbitrator to terminate him?

This is the dimension of imagination.

Would Michael acquiesce to the whim of Sock Puppet Walcott and Uncle Mike? Noooooooo. He would whine and moan and bitch like the little boy that he is . "No, not me, not me! I'm innocent!!!" Too bad Michael, you made your bed, the roosters have come home to roost. All you need is.....

Rod Serling to come out from behind a doorway to explain that a man who sucks up to to others, a man without any values, a man without any independent though, a man that conforms, a man that wishes to hurt others, will only find himself on the losing side in The Twilight Zone.

Be careful of what you wish Michael.


Anonymous said...

Great incendiary writing! One question: I'm in the "real world", ie not in a public employee union, and I can get fired at ANY time, without "due process" - why should you guys get more protection than the rest of us in the capitalist system? Sure they ought not to be able to put you in JAIL without due process, but firing you? Hell yeah. If employees of private companies could demand due process to keep their jobs, there would be no computers, no smartphones, no cars that actually work... the outcome would be as unsuccessful well hey, the public school system. But you want that TV you're watching to work every day right? Teensy smidges of inconsistent, non-critical thinking here.

Anonymous said...

Not to go on a political plug but Steven Saland who authored the bill giving the chancellor or sock puppet is another panderer, he who has been in office for 32 years is facing a strong democratic opponent who is breathing down his neck. I hope the UFT & NYUST take notice of this and support Terry Gipson who will dethrone Saland and this anti-due process law.

Anonymous said...

Why are you guys entitled to "due process" before losing your jobs when I and everybody else in the real world can be and should be fired at will if they don't cut it - as in the total subjective opinion of one's supervisor, with no due process! This is a system which makes sure every product you use works better than if it were made by oh, say, the govt. Imagine a govt made car - it would work as well as the ed system... Somebody please enlighten me!

Anonymous said...

I am a teacher in the public school system and I was given tenure 3 years ago. Needless to say I was flattered and honored to be granted tenure. I will honestly tell you that I don't want it!! I am very confident in my teaching and the education I have earned while in grad school. My students thrive in the classroom and are engaged by the lessons I prepare for them. I will also tell you that I work with the most vulnerable students in my district. I do not have connections with administration and pretty much keep to myself and focus on my students needs. If all teachers would stop the bullying, gossip and harassment of fellow staff members, more time could be focused on the teaching, learning and growth of their students. I will always focus on my students not on my tenure! Tenure leads to bullying and harassment - all of us in the education system understands that. As a teacher I say: get rid of tenure, get rid of unions and the useless reps and work hard each and every day!

Anonymous said...

To the 2 posters against tenure & due process. I feel truly sorry for you. You both sound angry & bitter. to the 1st poster, if you are angry because employees in public sector are afforded due process and you're not. Then form a union or join one, we public sector employees gave up higher salaries in other fields for stability,rights,pensions.
to the 2nd poster, you're a teacher and your against tenure, unions? me thinks youre a poser. or you're just lucky that you haven't run into a negative administrator yet. You'll see how much your hard work is valued or who has your back when your studens' scores are good enough, or will you work harder & harder to the deteriment of your health & family. What lesson are you teaching? its better to give up yourself? You can help anyone if you're not taking care of yourself first.
Good luck to you two, go outside its a beautiful day today.

Pete Zucker said...

The first and third posts whining about due process and having no clue to how the Constitution works is failed Hollywood writer and Steve Barr sycophant and lackey Bill Grundfest. Bill associates himself with such people as the mentally ill, bi-polar Anthony Krinsky and believes that he is the voice of reason for the children of Los Angeles.

Bill needs a civics lesson in the worst way.

Anonymous said...

To the guy who doesn't want his tenure give it up and go work for Eva Moskowitz. I can't want until the day comes where you make a mistake and that wonderful principal doesn't see you as gods gift. Where you going to go when they come for you?
We will see if your big mouth is opened so wide then.
Many people worked very hard for the rights you throw out so quickly.

Anonymous said...

Yes its me bill grundfest and if I nerd a civic lesson in the worst way I'm sure your the source of one...and as for needing due process because of Money u gave up I'm sure u mean the retirement benefits that are bankrupting munis everywhere...

Pete Zucker said...

Bill, please, the reasons why the pension systems are a mess is because of the scum on Wall St, not muni workers.

If you understood civics, you would understand not only the 14th Amendment, but the United States Constitution as well.

Don't you think it's time you and Krinsky check into a hospital for a long needed observation.

Btw, show some balls, identify yourself in the future, better yet, teach. Show us how it should be done. Sadly, you're too chicken shit to do it.

Pete Zucker said...

In fact Bill, you are inspiring me to blog about your ignorance of the Constitution. The photoshop job I have planned for you will be epic!!

Anonymous said...

You said it Bill Nerd
I asked you why you never taught and now I know why. Your a coward who sits at home and watches a teacher blog. Life must be very boring.Truth is you have no life.
Howard knew it, now so does everyone else

Anonymous said...

Please be very careful with that...I am not a public servant or public person and am extremely litiguous...arguing on a blog is one thing...what u are planning even tho epic will result in your life becoming a very expensive litiguous place...and crossing this line after I hereby inform u of this may show a malice of intent...ask your lawyer the ramifications...I say this with debate is one thing...making me the focus of an epic story is a malicious act which will be responded to with extreme prejudice...warm regards bill

Pete Zucker said...

Oh Bill, cut the crap. You are a public figure. But, since we are talking about lawsuits, shall I link to the vile shit you said about AJ Duffy?

Have you forgotten WNBC? Mad About You? The Academy Awards? Your Wiki page?

There's no malice. Only stating facts and my opinions. You're a schmuck. You're a little man, that degrades and defiles teachers without having any facts, without any understanding of education.

Come in Bill, put your money where your mouth is. Teach. Show us how it all should be done. I can arrange for you to sub in LAUSD. Show us all how easy it is.

Pete Zucker said...

Who's Howard?

Anonymous said...

Stern the a hole once worked for him

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene said...

Mr. Grudfest has stepped into the political arena several times making himself a public figure. For example, his intense work with the Green Dot Charter Corporation to grow market share for the lucrative charter sector which includes his bizarre manifesto entitled "Birth of a Parents Union." No small wonder his inspiration is none other than D. W. Griffith.

All of his bluster about litigiousness is just that. You can't selectively be a public figure, ducking behind lawyers when your own vitriol is turned back on you.

Grudfest is a pathetic individual, we need to understand that he's been living off past accomplishments for decades now, and still has a need to feel relevant. One day he'll wake up and realize that John Galt and Howard Rourke are fictional characters. Perhaps then he'll actually try to help working people instead of securing more revenues for wealthy charter schools CEOs. Until that day, we must suffer his childish outbursts about how smart phones and computers "work" because women in the private sector can be fired for rejecting their bosses' sexual advances. Some logic. Funny how a man who has never had a cogent thought in his life could accuse SBST of "inconsistent, non-critical thinking."

Want to really "help kids" Grundfest? Donate to my LAUSD campaign.

Anonymous said...

Yes bob I'm somehow making money from trying to get my kids a non third world education...and yes I somewhere said something even close to supporting sexual harassment..
Ya got me bill g

Pete Zucker said...

Bill, is it you don't want a 3rd world education for your children, or is it actually you don;t want your children to go to school with what you feel are 3rd world students?

But Bill, if you took the time to understand poverty, and the process of how children learn, you might actually become more enlightened.

So, are you going to rise to the challenge and teach for the LAUSD and show us how it is done?

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene said...

Must be real hard to find good schools in Bell Air. I really feel for you living in the lap of luxury and claiming "third world" conditions.

Arguing that teachers shouldn't have due process is tantamount to saying that we can return to the bad-old-days when teachers where fired for getting pregnant, turning down advances, being the wrong ethnicity, or even having the "wrong" bumper stickers on there car.

That's how you right-wing reactionaries roll though, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

How about we make all of those things protectable but ineffectiveness is still fireable

Pete Zucker said...

Define ineffective

Anonymous said...

I'm actually starting a very small middle school...charter...sorry...because no there is no way to fix ed and comfort with the status're making my entire point for me

Anonymous said...

Ill take any reasonable def u like

Pete Zucker said...

Charter? How nice. Big $$ in that, huh?

So what is the name of the charter? What is your name? Why do you think you can do better? What is your background in education?

Again, define an effective teacher. Define an ineffective teacher.

Anonymous said...

Chris Christie just signed the tenure reform bill today for NJ. Read about it - it's mentioned all over the net. Seems like he will be Romney's VP choice from all of the buzz. The only thing he did not get is LIFO. He will be fighting for that reform very soon. I admire Christie he is exactly what this country needs!! Vote Romney/Christie 2012!

Anonymous said...

Ok that wasn't me okay? Bill g