I have allegedly: slammed a head into the wall, poked a kid with my finger, kicked a child in the leg, hit a child with a chair, squeezed a girl by her shoulder, purposely short changed students on their grades, told a student to shut up, berated a student in front of their peers, got in the "face" of a student, told a parent I would no longer harass their child and then did so, came on sexually by calling a student "sweet heart" and licking my lips, sang love songs, baited children to come into my room alone, kept a girl in at lunch and did not respond to her panic attack, showed video of myself naked, ogled girls' chests, attempted to film girls' chests....the list could go on. I admit I have a temper when pushed too far. I was worried that my tendencies might one day push me too far after being baited the way I have been (remember the tiger that got lose in the san fran zoo?). By the time I got to my final year, I rarely raised my voice despite the behavior of the students. I noticed that as my self control became greater, that the tactic students used switched from physical abuse to being some sort of sexual predator. I am a heterosexual male but I am happy to say that I have absolutely no interest in 13 or 14 year old girls. When you add that these were insipid, narcissists I can only say that I would not have ever found them interesting....not at 47 and not at 13. I suppose that on first take one might see the anger in my talk, but at its core there is a great sadness. I am sad for myself and for this society that seems to have lost its way.
False accusationsIf you are accused of sexual misconduct or physical abuse involving students and it is determined that the allegations were knowingly false when they were made, the DOE must remove all references to the allegations from your DOE personnel file, restore any lost pay with interest and permanently reassign the student from your class absent compelling and extraordinary circumstances.
The agreement makes clear that the disciplinary process should never be used to retaliate against whistle-blowers or for any other illegal reason. It goes on to state that all employees who make a knowingly false allegation shall be subject to discipline.