False Allegations - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      High School

False Allegations

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
dela539 dela539 is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3
New Member

dela539
 
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3
New Member
False Allegations
Old 12-15-2014, 10:18 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

A teacher with over 30 years experience has been forced to "retire" or be terminated due to false accusations by a former student. It was reported to the AG's office but that resulted in no criminal charges since there was no proof. The district dosen't care and he has been a thorn in their side for a couple of years (seeking pay for extra duties he was never compensated for). He will also lose his teaching license from DOE even though there is NO proof....just the word of a vindictive former student.
The lie told by this student was beyond belief to anybody that knows this man. His union rep said in "this district" it doesn't matter and he is paying for the sins of former employees. No employee of this district is safe.
He's career is ruined and he is a broken man who will probably lose his house and may have to file bankruptcy. His reputation in the community has also been damaged and he can't afford a lawyer.
There is truly something wrong with society today. This is a no win situation. If he survives this (he is sucidal at this point), the financial loss will be devastating. His pension will be at least $15,000 to $20,000 less per year (forever) than it would have been if he wasn't forced to "retire".
Students who make false accusations should be held accountable.
Does anybody know of a similar situation or have any suggestions?


dela539 is offline   Reply With Quote

campy's Avatar
campy campy is offline
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,132
Senior Member

campy
 
campy's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,132
Senior Member
Why isn't your union
Old 12-15-2014, 01:30 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

hiring a lawyer for him???????
campy is offline   Reply With Quote
dela539 dela539 is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3
New Member

dela539
 
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3
New Member
lawyer
Old 12-16-2014, 06:43 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

He had a union rep with him and met with the lawyer one time in her office. They were both practically useless and seemed more like they worked for the district than the union. They essentially told him he could fight it, have everything go public and ruin what's left of his reputation.....and that he would lose anyway and be fired because of the history of "this district".
dela539 is offline   Reply With Quote
tmbg tmbg is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 303
Full Member

tmbg
 
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 303
Full Member
a no win situation
Old 12-20-2014, 06:19 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

This is a horrible situation. My heart goes out to this person. I would advise him to get an attorney. Being bullied into a resignation is no different from being fired. He will find that it will be nearly impossible to get work elsewhere because other districts see the resignation and it will be a red flag forever. A similar thing happened to someone I know. They were led to believe that if they just went ahead and resigned, that they could get a job elsewhere because they had a spotless record and great evals. That was a LIE. The resignation has haunted him ever since and he cannot get a job....career is basically ruined.
He wishes that he had hired a lawyer and FOUGHT!!
tmbg is offline   Reply With Quote
dela539 dela539 is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3
New Member

dela539
 
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3
New Member

Old 12-22-2014, 08:13 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

He spoke to a lawyer on the phone who successfully sued this school district a few years ago. He was very sympathetic and said he feels awful for him, but he doesn't handle this type of case. He also said it would be a hard case to win since it's a "he said...she said" case and that it would be difficult to find a lawyer to take the case on a contingency basis for that reason.


dela539 is offline   Reply With Quote
subasaurus subasaurus is offline
 
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 601
Senior Member

subasaurus
 
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 601
Senior Member
Sounds like a corrupt school district to me.
Old 02-21-2015, 07:45 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

But doesn't surprise me at all. This day in the age the teacher (especially the substitute) is essentially without recourse, and it's typically the student's word against theirs no matter what really happened. Schools have essentially become a world of sycophantic paranoid "state and parent-pleasers," where there is no recourse for teachers and no fair discipline or accountability for students. Schools do not care about their teachers anymore. All they care about is common core, testing scores, and making parents happy. Only admin and parents truly "win" these days. Think about how schools ran just 20 years ago. There was such a thing as "consequences" for students lying. Now teachers are far more afraid of being punished than the students are. Backwards dystopian world we live in.
subasaurus is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
High School
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:25 AM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net