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Bronx educator claims she was fired after sharing Holocaust story, refusing ‘Wakanda’ salute

By Eric Holder follow Eric Holder   2021 Feb 22, 2:18pm 122 views   4 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


A veteran Bronx superintendent once praised by Chancellor Richard Carranza for her successes in the classroom claims her career was derailed by his “equity” agenda — forcing her to take a demotion in a desperate bid to preserve her pension, according to a $150 million lawsuit.

Karen Ames, a 30-year Department of Education employee, says she was targeted by Carranza’s “Disrupt and Dismantle” campaign to oust or marginalize longtime employees because she is over 40, and Jewish.

“The agenda of Chancellor Carranza and his senior leadership team was euphemistically touted as an ‘equity platform’ but in reality, it was a platform used to create gender, age, racial and ethnic divisions in the NYC School system,” she contends in her Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit filed Friday.

Ames was grilled about her “ethnic background,” chastised by a colleague at a training session when she shared her grandparents’ experience during the Holocaust in Poland, and “admonished” when she declined requests at superintendents meetings to take part in the comic book movie-inspired “Wakanda Forever” salute to “black power,” she charges in the legal filing.

Early in his tenure, Carranza visited Ames at PS 69 in District 8, where she had served as superintendent since 2014.

Carranza heralded Ames’ success in raising math scores at struggling schools, vowing to replicate her methods elsewhere, she says in court papers.

But instead of celebrating Ames’ work, Cheryl Watson-Harris, Carranza’s top deputy — who left last year to become schools chief in DeKalb County, Ga. — interrogated Ames during a chauffeured car ride about her DOE history, her family, residency and “improperly inquired” about her ethnicity, she claims.

At an implicit-bias workshop where superintendents were asked to tell their personal stories, Ames talked about her grandparents’ loss of two children during the Holocaust — only to have colleague Rasheda Amon tell her, “you better check yourself,” the lawsuit alleges.
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“That is not about being Jewish! It’s about black and brown boys of color only,” court papers quote Amon as scolding.

In August 2018, Ames was summoned to DOE headquarters, where Watson-Harris handed her a termination letter, telling her the department “was moving in a new direction,” she says in the lawsuit. Colleagues were prohibited from communicating with her, and Watson-Harris ordered staff to “eradicate” any reference to Ames, down to the district’s purple color scheme she had designed, she charges.

When the single mom pleaded to keep her employment, retirement benefits and health insurance, the DOE sent her to a Brooklyn “rubber room” with nothing to do.

A month later, Ames was given a choice: take a demotion or be removed from the payroll in 24 hours. She took the demotion.

The DOE eventually assigned Ames to the Office of School Health, but gave her no work for five months, she says. In July, Ames finally took a job as a school administrator in another state.

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1   RC2006   ignore (2)   2021 Feb 22, 2:47pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Lol, liberal jews are the ones that created most of the toxic shit, they sowed a lot of the seeds with black hostility, immigration, communism. It's not a surprise they are concentrated in the elite parts of the most liberal Shithole states. You reap what you sow.
2   richwicks   ignore (3)   2021 Feb 22, 3:04pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

RC2006 says
Lol, liberal jews are the ones that created most of the toxic shit, they sowed a lot of the seeds with black hostility, immigration, communism. It's not a surprise they are concentrated in the elite parts of the most liberal Shithole states. You reap what you sow.


She's Jewish - she will win the lawsuit.
3   Eric Holder   ignore (0)   2021 Feb 22, 3:09pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

richwicks says
RC2006 says
Lol, liberal jews are the ones that created most of the toxic shit, they sowed a lot of the seeds with black hostility, immigration, communism. It's not a surprise they are concentrated in the elite parts of the most liberal Shithole states. You reap what you sow.


She's Jewish - she will win the lawsuit.


Either outcome would please me.
4   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2021 Feb 22, 5:25pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

When you established the lowest common denominator with printing press diplomas, all of these people do the only thing they can do to cover up their incompetency: as apparatchiks spewing insane political rhetoric. They don't measure up and they KNOW they don't measure up in intellect or ethics, so they go to the jobs that will hire them for the same reason they were given the printing press diplomas in the first place: government, primary and secondary school teaching, and civil service positions. Communism is a perfect fit.

The thought was that they would be grateful for their unearned opportunities. Instead, they have become a huge faction of screaming political hacks and inepts. They have successfully degraded every institution that has decided to include them.

You have the ghetto crab bucket in play in the schools. Anybody who actually displays merit, intellect and competence has to be replaced by another dumfuk hack.

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