Jeena Lee Walker needs our support.

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It’s official there is no more common sense in the New York City  Department of Education.

According to the article Jeena Lee Walker, a high school English teacher was fired for Teaching about the Central Park Five.

The Department of Education reason.

It may cause a riot.

Really, as a history teacher I teach about;

Sparta: The Spartan women use to tell their men going into battle “comeback with your shield or on it. No second best for these women.

The Romans: This group was so ruthless that the Senate, yes a governing body murder it’s own leader. Beware the Ides of March.

Ghengis Khan: a psychopath in his own right who basically slaughtered every civilization he conquered.

Maximilian Robespierre: This man had such a murderous rage that we call his rule, The reign of terror.

The Medici family. They were the Patrons of the Renaissance, but like it or not this is the first family of organize crime.

And how dare I forget the Scottsboro Boys. Nine African American boys who were accused of rape. Their case establishes the precedent for having fair trials.

Which led us to Central Park Five. Two years ago at MS 206 ,Raymond Santana visited with a group of students to discuss the Central Park case. My son was one of the students. Santana’s plight  intrigued my son and his classmates. Oh yeah, and the best part there were no riots afterwards.

The truth is the Central Park Five case was built on lies. Much like many of the New York City Department of Education 3020a cases. I can attest to this first hand. Arbitrator Lisa Brogan wrote in my decision that Manhattan Center Principal David Jimenez’s testimony lacked credibility. In a court of law this is called reasonable doubt. This is why the Central Park Five were exonerated. In the New York City Department of Education reasonable doubt simply means that the teacher is guilty.

Ms.Lee Walker deserves our support. It is time we stand up to abusive administrators who targeted teachers to fulfill their agenda.

 

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4 thoughts on “Jeena Lee Walker needs our support.

  1. Pingback: Jeena Lee Walker needs our support. – UFT Solidarity

  2. Greetings

    I am a retired educator who has been fighting this type of oppression and ‘metaphysical imperialism’ against our children, the community and professional staff in the public school system for over 50 years. Last year we supported Marilyn Zuniga , former N.J. public school teacher who was fired as a result of a complaint by the Phillie F.OP. because her students sent ‘get well’ letters and prayers to Mumia Abu Jamal after she taught a lesson in social studies about the American prison system. I invited her to join our Education Panel at the Left Forum 2015 at John Jay College and it was an incredible success. Standing room only!

    I would like to do the same panel again this year and include Jeena Lee- Walker on the panel. I would appreciate her contacting me at bbttyd@aol.com or she can send me a message via the Left Forum.

    Sincerely,
    Betty Davis
    New Abolitionist Movement

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