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We are not going to let this issue rest until the unprofessional, INSANE email sent by North High principal Lisa Dyer, in which she inferred that teacher Janice Harvey is racially insensitive, ends in her termination or resignation. Because we all know that Melinda Boone is gonna spoon feed us a platter of bullshit. There is a 0.0% chance Lisa Dyer could EVER do anything that would lead to her termination because she’s Boone’s pawn and everyone knows that. She stands for everything Boone believes in. If she fires her then she admits that she herself is a failure.
Here’s what Boone had to say about Dyer today:
“Mrs. Dyer has demonstrated the ability and achieved results in addressing the safety issues along with the climate and culture shifts that are underway,”
Holy fucking buzzwords. “Climate and cultural shifts.” There has never been a more useless phrase uttered in the history of bullshit. Mrs. Dyer hasn’t done didley. The Worcester Police have. And the only reason the Worcester Police are in that building is because Turtleboy Sports and Councilor Mike Gaffney made a huge stink about it. Now she wants to take credit it for it with her “climate and cultural shift?” Give me a break with that jive.
And what about the professionalism of the email? How bout we talk about that Doc? Oh that’s right, she’s got “no comment” on that. Because there’s literally nothing that can be said to defend it. It’s blatant unprofessional behavior. Not even she can put enough buzzwords together to make it sound good.
The worst part is that Dr. Boone didn’t even speak directly to the media about the email. She spoke through her personal spokesperson – Junior Smokeshow Spokesperson Jennifer Roy.
Here’s a question – why the hell is the city of Worcester paying for Dr. Boone to have a spokesperson? Is there anything more gutless than a superintendent who can’t face the media? Is this money well spent? Do we really need Jen Roy to regurgitate her bullshit? Her position didn’t even exist at the beginning of the year. She was hired September 10, 2014. Gee, I wonder what happened right before September 10, 2014…..
The good Doctor couldn’t face the music on that one either.
Here’s what she shared about her thoughts regarding Dr. Boone back in January in a Worcester Magazine interview:
I’m working for Melinda Boone, who is an absolutely inspiring person to work for and it’s not just because she’s my boss. She has already taught me so much and being able to work for a woman has been an incredible opportunity and I hope to be like her and model myself after her in terms of the kind of worker and person I want to be
Puke. “Being able to work for a women has been an incredible opportunity.” What the hell is that supposed to mean? Anyone without a ding-a-ling will do? I’d really love to know what she does all day. Like, what do you for 40 hours a week when you’re a spokesperson? I’m honestly curious. I’d like to be a spokesperson. Sounds like fun. Certainly sounds a lot better than being a teacher and putting in 60-70 hour weeks teaching, prepping, and correcting, while trying to magically overcome ridiculous socioeconomic barriers presented to them.
I’m sure Jen Roy is a nice enough person. But at this point either you’re with Boone or you’re with the teachers and students. Pick a side.
The Educators Association of Worcester had a meeting tonight of North High teachers to discuss the situation. As reporters lurked outside the teachers asked not to be photographed for “fear of retribution.”
Remind me – what country am I in? Is this Goddamn North Korea? Professional, licensed, experienced educators with Master’s degrees have to hide their faces in shame for exercising their God-given American right to assemble and speak freely. This is Melinda Boone’s Worcester Public Schools. This is what we’ve come to. Teachers literally shitting their pants because they don’t wanna lose their jobs.
I guess one of the teachers on the way out said this:
“It’s a public school, but it’s a private matter,” before saying that the media has hurt the situation at North High.
Ummmm….hello?? What the hell is wrong with this teacher? I swear, this is why teachers don’t get paid enough. They don’t understand what is in their own self-interest. Newsflash – the media is your best friend in this town right now. Without us exposing the fraudulence and corruption from your incompetent and bloated administration you’d be on your own. The public wouldn’t have any knowledge of it and no one would give a shit. I understand you’re mad, but calm down with that jive.
The Telegram interviewed some lady named Cara Berg Powers, a member of the city’s Human Rights Commission – which to me sounds a lot like code for “give us government grants because we have a feel-good name.” Turns out that’s exactly what it is. More government. Of course since she’s a member of an unelected “community group” she had to chime in about what a racist Janice Harvey is for suggesting that she’s “color blind”:
“Such a term reflects an “older, outdated perspective around cultural competency. These days it is more widely encouraged to celebrate differences than to minimize them.”
Oh look, another person who has never taught before telling teachers how to do their job. Shocking. And what the hell does that even mean? “Celebrate differences?” OK. “Hey you – you like you have darker skin than I do. Let’s party. I got some weed if you wanna do a quick packie run.”
Hey here’s an idea, how bout teachers just teach? How bout that? How bout when you go into math class at North or Doherty or South or Tech or Burncoat, you just sit down and the teacher shows you how to do a bunch of math that you’ll never use for the rest of your life? How bout we learn things instead of singing koom-ba-ya and talking about how awesome it is that we don’t all look like clones of one another?
Apparently President Obama didn’t get the latest memo about looking past race:
“There is no black America, there is no white America; there is only the United States OF America.”
Those aren’t my words. Those are the words of the first African-American President of the United States of America. Don’t focus on our differences, focus on what we can do when we work together. It’s also worth noting that Cara Berg Powers is white, so clearly she has the right to tell the President of the United States and teachers at North High School how they should do their jobs.
Then again, Cara Berg Powers and Jen Roy could easily be principal of North High School within five years. After all, you don’t have to have any actual classroom experience to be a principal.
The capper of it all is that there was a fight today at North involving two females – ages 17 and 19. Both were arrested. Here’s a question – why is a 19 year old still in high school? Because as we all know, it’s really, really hard to graduate from fucking HIGH SCHOOL in 4 years!! Luckily since the Worcester Police are inside that building now, the two girls were immediately pulled apart and arrested. As they should be. Because if you got in a fist fight at a City Council meeting, or a Worcester Sharks game, or any other public space, you’d be arrested. The laws don’t end because you walk into North High School.
This basically proves that every single person who was clamoring about an “armed occupation” (Tracy Novick) looks like a fucking moron now. Because Dr. Boone and Lisa Dyer’s “climate and cultural shift” clearly FAILED to prevent that fight today. It’s SHOCKING that two violent adults couldn’t be swayed to settle their differences because of feel good post it notes on their lockers.
Dr. Boone’s “plan” didn’t prevent the fight from happening, nor did it break up the fight. Cops did. That’s because the Worcester Police are trained professionals. This is what they do. Teachers are not trained in restraints. If those cops weren’t there a teacher would’ve had to break up the fight and more than likely would’ve gotten assaulted by one of these lovely young ladies.
And why don’t we know their names? These are adults who were arrested for criminal activity. Any other adult would have their name in the paper. But for whatever reason if you decide to stay in high school until you’re 25 you’re immune to public scorn. The 19 year old should NEVER be allowed back in North High. It’s bad enough she’s still in high school. The fact that you’re not doing everything you can to get out of that school and move on with your life tells me you have no reason to be enrolled there. Stop wasting everyone’s time and stop putting North High in the headlines. Because it’s a good school, filled with good kids and good teachers. It’s too bad it’s run by such an incompetent bozo.
Fire Lisa Dyer.
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