Sunday, October 9, 2016

October 5, 2016

NYT-Kaine and Pence clash on merits of their tickets; Election in US offers Kremlin opening on Syria; Defying script, Chinese leader may delay call on a successor; Why national referendums are messy tools of democracy; An underground railroad in France, moving African migrants

NYDN-We can't protect them all ACS Gladys Carrion; Hammer time! Thor takes mound for Mets

NYP-Citi field goes wild Mets v. Giants; Laziness killed two kids; Breaking mad Baumgartner

October 4, 2016

NYT-Business decisions in '80s nearly led Trump to ruin; Syria talks end newly bruising US-Russia ties; No painless ways to undo Nafta, and few rewards for the trouble; With Pence and Kaine, faith is back in the mix; Colombia deal fell to turnout and old scars; Murders strain a force used to solving them; Hurricane Matthew aims at Haiti

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Teacher's Lawyer helps another teacher get their job back

Middle school gossip should not be permitted to ruin a 13 year stellar career. In a 3020-a hearing, an arbitrator terminated a 13 year physical education teacher, despite the DOE's poor evidence. The teacher retained our firm and we filed an Article 75 to vacate his termination. Justice was delayed, but finally served.  Our firm was able to argue for the teacher and the Supreme Court of New York County reversed the arbitrator's decision. Bryan D. Glass, Esq. and Jordan F. Harlow. Esq.

The court's decision states:

"Based on all the circumstances of the case, including the lack of any prior allegations of misconduct against petitioner during 13 years of service and the fact that the misconduct does 
not violate any specific rule or regulation, we find the penalty of termination sufficiently disproportionate to the offenses to shock the conscience (see Lackow v Department of Educ. [or “Board”] of City of N.Y., 51 AD3d 563, 569 [1st Dept 2008])."

If you, or someone you know, was terminated or fined, or is need of representation at a 3020-a hearing, please fill out the form on our website

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A win against the DOE's growing incompetency cases

Despite continuous changes to the NYS evaluation law, the system is still heavily subjective. Many of our clients suddenly find themselves rated unsatisfactory, or ineffective, even though they have over 20 years of satisfactory experience.

A recent UFT arbitration victory can help build a defense against attacks for those still rated under the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory method. See the article below and contact us via our intake form on should you need legal representation.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Dangerous tenure decision-Vergara v. State of California (2014)

Hat tip: Adjunct Professor Law blog

Friday, January 31, 2014

De Blasio swipes at Bloomberg over education

Sent from Bryan Glass