For years the Worcester teacher’s union (Educator’s Association of Worcester) has been extremely predictable when it comes to endorsing candidates for office. Because unfortunately for teachers, their leaders have traditionally been borderline brain dead political hacks, looking to kiss enough ass so that they can get a high paying job outside of the classroom.
Normally these endorsements go to whoever is a soldier for the Jim McGovern machine. And there is no more loyal a foot soldier than Mayor Joe Petty. He’s done EXACTLY what he’s supposed to do – remain uncontroversial by saying that everyone’s doing a good job.
But unfortunately for Mayor Puddy, Turtleboy has forced him to pick a side this past year, and time and time again he has picked the wrong one. For instance, a couple months ago Janice Harvey wrote a column for Worcester Magazine in which she asserted her support for ALL of her students by suggesting that she is “color-blind” towards them. As you know, North High Principal Lisa Dyer then wrote an email to the entire faculty in which she called Janice Harvey a racist.
And what did Lenny Zelauskus, the head of the EAW do? Well he talked a big game at the School Committee, demanding that Lisa Dyer be fired. But at the end of the day he didn’t really give a shit. At the next meeting Lenny tried to bring it up again and was promptly told to shut the fuck up by Joe Petty:
“I’m not gonna go there. I think we have a good principal up there and I think we have some good teachers.”
Ya see what Jumpin Joe did there? He tried to pull the McGovern machine card and please everyone. Teachers are doing great, principals are doing great. Everything is AWESOME!!!!!
But the problem is we didn’t fall for it and neither did anyone with a brain. You can’t say they’re both doing a great job. Only one can be. So if you’re saying Lisa Dyer is doing a great job, then you’re against the teachers. Period.
Then of course Janice Harvey was “reassigned” from North High School, and Lisa Dyer was given a new contract. And what did Lenny do? He wrote a personal check to Joe Petty’s campaign:
Ya got that? Joe Petty BENT HIM OVER and publicly humiliated him. Then he signed off on the rehiring of the worst principal in the history of public education, who then forced out one of Worcester’s best teachers from Worcester’s neediest high school. And Lenny said to himself, “fuck it, let’s get out the checkbook.”
No surprise really. Lenny’s been trying to be the shoeshine bitch for the McGovern machine for a while now. He knows there’s a better paying position for him if he gets behind the winning team. If not, he might have to (gasp) teach again!!! That’s why he NEVER misses a Joe Petty fundraiser:
That’s why he was schmoozing with the other wastes of space at Sarai Rivera’s campaign rally:
George Russell, Phil Palmieiri, and Joe Petty are all in this picture. All of them have chosen to align themselves with the cop-hating fake pastor Sarai Rivera. I mean, just look at these fucking idiots. This is the best Worcester has to offer???!!!!
And who else was Lenny associating himself with at this political circlejerk? Let’s see if you can pick out one of Worcester’s top five poopsmoochers in this picture:
Hey Kevin Ksen, nice manpurse:
This is why teacher’s can’t have nice things. Their leader hangs out with Kevin Ksen, one of the most vocal opponents for police at North High School. A guy who would rather see teachers and students assaulted by savages than admit that the police are a good thing for schools to have.
But it looks like the EAW is finally starting to vote in their best interest. When they didn’t give Tracy Novick the endorsement for School Committee, and instead gave it Donna Colorio, it was a great day for American teachers. It sent a clear message that teachers will vote in their best interest, instead of throwing money at the biggest hack they can find with a D in front of their name.
But tonight, Lenny tried to halt progress again. Tonight was supposed to be the night the EAW endorsed a candidate for Mayor Joe Petty or Mike Gaffney. The choice was a no-brainer. Mike Gaffney has been the only person on the council who has consistently fought for public safety in the schools. He’s been the only one to support teachers who actually wanna teach instead of break up fights all day.
But instead this happened:
LOL. Lenny being Lenny. He tabled a vote he knew was gonna lose. First of all, the fact that Joe Petty didn’t get the endorsement just sent CHILLS through the heart of the establishment. This one was supposed to be in the bag. They are literally shitting their pants. This Turtleboy Sports Revolution shit is actually a real thing. Take note Phil Palmieri, John Monfredo, Mo Bergman, and Kate Toomey – you too will have to choose a side soon.
But as good as it was that Petty didn’t get the endorsement, it shows that some of these hacks in the EAW clearly aren’t getting the message. This should’ve been unanimous for Gaffney. Any teacher who thinks they’re better off with Petty as mayor is a MORON. Quite frankly, any teacher who votes for Petty probably shouldn’t be a teacher, because they’re not very smart.
Hopefully the EAW figures out what’s best for them and endorses the best candidate for Mayor – Michael Gaffney.