Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 3:35 PM
I've known him for yrs... longer than my husband ..and he's my husbands best friend... I'll call him CF here.. My hubbie and met each other when they where both teaching at a K-8 school.. Because he lived near us.. CF and my hubbie carpooled together..and since they taught 40 min.. away.. it was greatly appreciated by all.. They quickly became best friends and are to this day.. For 5 yrs they carpooled and then my hubbie moved to a different school , he's a music teacher and CF.. a science teacher .. moved to a high school.. A move that had he knowed the living hell that the administrators would put him through.. I'm sure CF.. would not have done..
A few yrs after starting to teach at the high school.. CF.. told Hubbie privately about the accusations that had been made against him.. From the accusations.. came the taking of his personal computer..and being put on administrative leave.. The district and admits illigally taking the computer and reading the stuff on it.. But claimes it gave it back.. A bold face lie.. needless to say the computer is lost.. but that's just peanuts compared to what comes next..
This district.. where CF was tenured.. dismisses him.. based the complaint of one student and parent.. about something that never happened..The distirct then launches a civil trial against CF.. Contrary to popular beliefs.. the NEA.. (teachers union) only covers 5,000 $ of the leagal fees.. And to make matters worse.. the district has gone on to convince the DA to try the case in criminal court.. The judge in the criminal case has said there was no case.. and yet the DA fully intends to try the case..
For 3 yrs+ years. CF.. has had his life unsettled..The district played games delayed the case .. Then sevral of their witnesses purgured themselves under oath.. A key witness for the district confessed on the stand..that the adminstrators.. kept her out of her classes for 2 weeks and threatened to transfer her to a really rotten high school in the district if she didnt' write down that CF had sexually herassed her.. She refuse.. everytime.. It was clear that the districts witnesses where coached in their testemonies.. The key witness ( the student and mom).. changed their stories.. 3 times on the stand and under oath.. when cross examined... by CF's attorney... A witness for CF.. a fellow science teacher..at the same school.. testified. to the bagering willingness of admimistrators to do anything to get rid of a teacher if they didn't like them...This was a man.. who was told that he couldn't take the day off for his religious holiday.. He once made a comment to a class about being Jewish.. only to walk into his classroom the next day to find swatzdicas written all over the place.. The administrators responce.. He was told to stop talking about his religion..Nothing happend to the student.. Nothing.. My hubbie testified to CF's character.. CF..is a Christian man..who tries to live what he believes.. Hubbie and CF have been in the same bible study together for 4 or 5 yrs now.. With all the lying on the stand that the districts witnesses did..and was pointed out to the grand jury.. and considering that there was no case against CF.. just the twisting of words and circumstances..to fit the districts adgenda to get rid of CF.. It would be an open and shut case..
CF has paid 80+ thousnad dollars to fight these accusations against him and he still has a criminal trial to fight.. Over 3 yrs after it all began.. CF found out the vurtic.. He was found guilty of using poor judgement..and being a bad influence.. to students.. they found him not guilty of the charge of sexual herassment..CF.. has lost his job.. his marriage is struggleing.. and the district.. paid close to a million dollars in lawyer fees to get rid of a man.. who is an exellent teacher..and had done nothing wrong.. It was just a case of the administrators not liking him.. As if they had room to talk.. The key player for the district covered up an affair she was having wtith a much older custodian..who died while in the thrones of sexual passion at the same school she was a VP at...
So tell me.. these folks get away with making a person's life hellish .. and the person who has done nothing wrong .. .. .looses so much..
( more to follow)