Well Written Commentary
I would like to express my appreciation for a well written-concise commentary written by a teacher Mr. Howard Schwach. As a principal in the New York City Public Schools, I must concur with the general concepts brought forth in your paper. Every person working for the Department of Education is subject to an untimely investigation. Unfortunately, even if the person is vindicated of all or most of the serious charges, your career and personal life will never be the same. There is little effort put forth by The Department in returning you to your former work location or notifying the general public that you have been cleared of the charges. Very few community members whether they be parents, teachers, students, or local politicians rationalize that if the accused party were actually found guilty of the charges associated with a 3020a the employee would in most cases have been terminated from his position. Who really cares if professional lives are destroyed or severely tarnished?