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Biggies Life Essay

  • Submitted by: biggie90
  • on December 4, 2011
  • Category: History
  • Length: 495 words

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Chancellor Klein:   In an obvious abuse of authority and a total
disregard for employee rights, members of your staff have wrongfully removed Aja
Kweliona from her students and recently taken her off payroll. The actions taken
against Ms. Kweliona are outrageous and must not be tolerated. She must be fully
reinstated to her position as a teacher at P.S. 18 in Manhattan.   Since
February 2006, Ms. Kweliona has been subjected to deliberate attempts by members
of your staff to discredit her as a highly qualified teaching professional, to
deny her the rights of due process, to punish her for reporting child abuse
committed by school personnel, to deny her First Amendment rights, and to
undermine her psychological well being by using cultural ignorance as an
expression of bigotry.     Based on Ms. Kweliona and media accounts of why she
was removed from her students, she should have been given an award for bravery.
Instead, members of your staff have chosen to disregard published personnel
policy and labor laws to strip her of her right to earn a living as a NYC public
school teacher.     Reports regarding her situation should be on file in Region
10, Community School District 6 for your review. A thorough investigation of the
circumstances will reveal the unprincipled nature of the charges against her,
and the egregious infringement of Ms. Kweliona's rights.   I also hope that as a
result of your investigation, you will immediately see to it that no other child
is caged in a school storage bin as a disciplinary measure (or for any other
reason). I hope you will see to it that the child who was abused, and his
family, receive a sincere apology from your office with a promise that nothing
like that will ever happen again.     Moreover, the teacher, who caged the
student, made racist comments about "...feeding time at the zoo" and referred to
the student as a "wild animal".   The statements were heard by students and

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