Day's Fischer deference has failed to inform
As a former New London resident and observer of that city's educational follies, I for one am grateful the New London Board of Education voted to not renew the contract of Superintendent Nicholas Fischer. Unfortunately, The Day consistently chooses to make Fischer out to be an educational messiah, which he is not.
Alvin Kinsal was president of the board and head of the hiring committee that hired Fischer. He and the board were forewarned that Dr. Fischer had a reputation as a bully and anti-teacher. Fischer's claim to fame is getting rid of tenured teachers.
The Day chose not to investigate and report on an investigation of Dr. Fischer regarding an altercation with a female student. The attorney appointed to conduct the investigation was anything but impartial. Unfortunately, the teachers and administrators are forbidden from publicly commenting on this matter under the district's policy manual.
Until the socio-economic conditions in urban cities are addressed at the state and federal levels, there will be an achievement gap and it will not be the fault of the teachers and administrators, as Fischer stated it was during one of his infamous dressing-downs of teachers in a faculty meeting at New London High School.
Stories that may interest you
Under H.R. 1 / S. 1 (the Corrupt Politicians Act), massive amounts of elections-related power would be transferred from the states to the federal government. The bill interferes with the ability of states and their citizens to determine qualifications for voters, to ensure the accuracy of voter...
I agree with the premise of Red Jahncke's op-ed piece that our schools are responsible for educating, not indoctrinating, our children, “If schools indoctrinate, more will home...
Red Jahncke’s makes the point in his column that schools should avoid teaching about actual American history and racism, LGBTQ issues, sexual education, and other issues that make him uncomfortable, “
Greg Howard, first-term legislator representing Stonington and North Stonington, was listed in The Day Editorial as one who voted against extending "no-excuse...