Educators4Excllence bon vivant, Michael Loeb, without thinking, without any concern at the true nature of adult sexual predators decides to thoughtlessly and sycophantically speak out in support of, not only Campbell Brown, but of New York State Senator Stephen Saland's bill. A bill which will give final say so to the fate of teachers accused unjustly of predation to Chancellor Walcott which means it is actually Uncle Mike as the final arbiter.
Michael Loeb, a middle school teacher in the Bronx and UFT member, calls this a "horrible situation," telling me "if you keep these people in the classroom, you are demeaning our profession."Really, Michael? It demeans our profession? Wonderful how Michael states the obvious. Where was Michael when my wife as a young girl of 4-6 had a male friend of her family have her sit on his lap while he had an erection and had her rub back and forth until he ejaculated? That is true sexual predation. Not what most of these accusations of been. A teacher making inappropriate and stupid comments, or a teacher being falsely accused of true sexual misconduct or sexual verbiage.
Michael Loeb still supports his union but says it "treats teachers like interchangeable widgets"—defending all teachers no matter what they have done.Interchangeable widgets?
The 14th amendment clearly and succinctly states;
nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.Michael, do you have an issue with the United State Constitution? Do have a problem with the American way of life?
As much as this man hurt and damaged my wife, he is allowed the right to counsel, the right to trial, a right to face his accuser, the right to impartial jury, a right to appeal. My wife, nor I, can be judge, jury, and executioner. These are the ideals of this country. This is what we believe in, what teachers you work in believe, and what our union believes in. It is called due process. Learn it. Live it. Deal with it.
Michael, there is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man ...
Michael, what would happen one day, and I hope this day will never happen, that you are accused of something as heinous as molesting a child? What is it you would do?
a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity.
The first thing Michale would do is run, not walk, to the UFT. "Help me, please," will be your cry. "I didn't do it, I was railroaded, what I said was taken out of context, I was never there, etc..." Yes Michael would want that union there for him.
It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition,
If Michael got arrested, he would want to make sure he is in protective custody, he would want a union attorney, he would want DUE PROCESS.
and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge.
Even if Michael were not to be charged criminally he could still face termination through the 3020a process. Would Michael refuse a strong defense in his case? Would Michael, if exonerated or even if charges not fully founded accept the arbitrator's finding of a fine and being sent back to the classroom? Or would he ask the arbitrator to terminate him?
This is the dimension of imagination.
Would Michael acquiesce to the whim of Sock Puppet Walcott and Uncle Mike? Noooooooo. He would whine and moan and bitch like the little boy that he is . "No, not me, not me! I'm innocent!!!" Too bad Michael, you made your bed, the roosters have come home to roost. All you need is.....
Rod Serling to come out from behind a doorway to explain that a man who sucks up to to others, a man without any values, a man without any independent though, a man that conforms, a man that wishes to hurt others, will only find himself on the losing side in The Twilight Zone.
Be careful of what you wish Michael.