It’s all properly and good that Chancellor David Banks visited Hillcrest HS on Monday, every week after dozens of rioting college students forced a teacher into hiding over her pro-Israel Facebook posts; we hope he made it clear that such behaviors are flawed, insupportable and have penalties, or it was a wasted journey.
But it’s what he does again in his workplace that may make an actual distinction.
After all, two weeks again noticed the arrest of four Hillcrest kids for assaulting school safety officers who’d damaged up a struggle — a form of outrage that’s grown frequent all throughout the town’s public-school system.
Above all, the Department of Education’s college self-discipline code is a joke, and college students comprehend it.
How else to clarify college students beginning a bunch chat to “expose” the teacher and plan the riot prematurely?
Since 2018, because the variety of suspensions handed out by principals and superintendents dropped, teachers and parents say classroom dysfunction rose.
In June, a veteran teacher at a troubled Bronx highschool told The Post of harrowing violence that goes unpunished — even the place a pupil slashed his friends with a field cutter within the corridor.
No one will get suspended, that teacher complained, as principals are pressured “from above” to not “take any punitive measures in any respect,” leaving no accountability for any unhealthy conduct.”
“We have academics getting kicked at, spit at, cursed at, issues thrown at [them], and the child is again the following day like nothing occurred,” another educator told The Post.
The complete “restorative justice” method, guaranteeing that unhealthy acts don’t have penalties, should go — ditched simply as Banks did the “literacy” packages that yielded mass illiteracy.
In restoring college self-discipline, Banks must have (for as soon as) the whole-hearted assist of the United Federation of Teachers: Unions are supposed to care about their members’ security, in any case.
Yet we are able to’t assist however discover that UFT boss Mike Mulgrew has been remarkably quiet after the antisemitic assault on a teacher, merely saying: “The UFT has been working with the person teacher, college security, the DOE and the NYPD” because the riot, and can carry on working “to revive and keep a protected setting for college, college students and employees.”
Why not increase a public stink on Day 1 — except you’re a part of the issue?
Mulgrew is a serious drive in native politics, however perhaps he’s too targeted on defending the pursuits of the union, and never of its working members.