No, not that Namita Dwarka, principal of William Cullen Bryant High School is in the news again, but that this time as reported by the New York Post, she apparently was covering up sexual malfeasance. Apparently her AP, Pelagia Papoutsis, was involved in sexual tryst with a female student.
As the Post reported that the DOE is;
"...investigating allegations that a female assistant principal slept with a girl student while the principal kept it quiet."And...
"...the former math teacher and Bryant HS alumna was promoted to assistant principal last school year, and considered a powerful member of Principal Namita Dwarka’s inner circle. But she is now under a cloud for allegedly engaging in a romantic relationship with one of her former students."
Has Chaz the Blogger asked today;
"Here we go again....You just need just to look at the many issues associated with the Principal. Here, Here, Here, and Here."Who do we have to thank for this getting in the Post? None other that Bryant High School phys ed. teacher Peter Maliarakis (Check out his Facebook pages here and here.) who has blown the whistle ever since he was reassigned in June for alleging;
"....filthy conditions in the basement area adjacent to a bathroom that caused such a stench “students put shirts over their noses,”For this he was hit up with 12 charges of incompetence and insubordination.
Two takeaways here.
One, Peter is a whistle blower for the noblest of reasons. This is not about him, his quest for revenge, it is about the students. Peter has a young child and one on the way. Putting his neck out there like this in his situation shows that he is not doing this to advance anything other than what is right for the students. What is right for the school. And what is right for the community. Doing what he has done and being in the situation he is in surely is not easy. I too have blown the whistle and like Peter my reasons were for the safety of the students.
The other takeaway is how does Dwarka keep her job (Seriously, we know how she keep her job, she is a administrator with the DOE)? Face it, she is a fuck up. If any teacher covered up sexual malfeasence he or she would be arrested immediately, suspended without pay, and have an expedited 3020-a hearing. If Dwarka even gets removed and Rubberized it will be at least 4 years before some resolution happens.
Same with her AP. In fact I was chatting with Peter on FB today and jokingly told him that Papoutsis will probably be promoted to a nice cushy position when this is all said and done. Same to with Dwarka.
But the worse part is this crap was happening when Bloomberg, Klein, and Walcott were in charge and where is the outrage that will follow this week when Farina and de Blasio are castigated by the press (Farina should be crucified by the press and then resign!).
Apparently the DOE seems not to care about the students and the community and only wishes to keep itself in power just like some two bit Central American military junta.
Individuals and the communities need to keep up the pressure, not just with the DOE but with he media as well.
And what of the false idols claiming their writing of letters and emails to the principals and superintendents shall worry them and/or keep them on their toes? The false idols are nothing more than just paper clowns (THIS IS OPINION! DEAL WITH IT!).