Schools Chancellor David Banks rewards bullying by ousting Maud Maron

opinion, antisemitism, david banks, department of education, editorial, israel, israel-hamas war, palestine, stuyvesant high school, transgender, woke culture, schools chancellor david banks rewards bullying by ousting maud maron

Banks believes he solved two political problems by ousting Maron. ZUMAPRESS.com

Schools Chancellor David Banks’ ousting of Maud Maron from Manhattan Community Education Council 2 still reeks a week later.

His pretext is absurd: Her supposed wrongdoing was making “derogatory or offensive comments” about a public-school student.

Huh? She answered a Post reporter’s question about an anonymous Stuyvesant (HS) Spectator column that accused Israel of genocide while whitewashing Hamas’ Oct. 7 atrocities.

“The byline should read coward instead of anonymous. If you are going to repeat revolting Hamas propaganda and transcribe your ignorance and Jew hatred, put your name to it,” she told The Post in her capacity as a parent serving on the School Leadership Team.

Sorry: Criticizing an (odious) opinion piece isn’t derogatory, and obviously a slam of Mr. or Ms. Anonymous can’t be a personal attack — that would require a name.

At most, this might justify a reprimand.

No, ousting Maron was plainly a political two-fer.

First, it let Banks “balance” his ouster of CEC 14 President Tajh Sutton — except that she actually violated a slew of state laws.

As Banks wrote Sutton: “It appears that the Council under your leadership and direction is only selectively representing the district’s parent community, blocking attendance and participation at its meetings on questionable grounds, and not responding to or addressing parent concerns.”

Sutton had the CEC actively support (with, per Banks, “dissemination of materials containing harassing and discriminatory content”) a student walkout to protest Israel’s war on Hamas.

Maron, again, just commented on an opinion piece — but now Banks can tell Sutton’s antisemitic fans that he’s also tough on anti-antisemites.

Plus, he’s appeased the trans-rights advocates who’d been pressing him for months to toss Maron because she led CEC 2 to pass a resolution calling for a review of the city’s policy that lets trans kids play sports in accordance with their preferred gender.

Banks figures he solved two political problems by ousting Maron.

Sadly, he also set a terrible example for the city’s schoolchildren, proving that bullying gets you your way even with the chief of the city’s schools.

OTHER NEWS

57 minutes ago

Argentina government official leaves amid Lionel Messi row

57 minutes ago

14-year-old breaks record with debut in Major League Soccer game

57 minutes ago

Maika Monroe's secret to success in Hollywood is a healthy relationship to it

57 minutes ago

How reggaeton stars are driving a basketball boom in Puerto Rico

57 minutes ago

WNBA players' union head concerned league is being undervalued in new media deal

57 minutes ago

How would Labour’s plan to nationalise the railways work?

57 minutes ago

New study reveals that money can buy happiness - especially if you’re a billionaire

57 minutes ago

Team GB high jumper Morgan Lake: I was self-conscious being so tall at school

59 minutes ago

Canada’s Joly visiting China after years-long rift

1 hour ago

Video: Tominey Reid: Heartwarming update on Melbourne woman who fell seven storeys from apartment a year ago

1 hour ago

RyanAir, easyJet and WizzAir have cut the size of their free carry-on allowance by half since 2018

1 hour ago

Argentina stay top, England and Spain climb in FIFA rankings

1 hour ago

Brat Summer isn’t just about cigs and cocaine – it’s whatever you want it to be

1 hour ago

Gen Z employee creates hilarious video for ‘out of office’ email

1 hour ago

How To Get Rid of Armpit Odor, Plus the Deodorant Dermatologists Say Works Best

1 hour ago

Zuma, Mapisa-Nqakula among esteemed guests invited to opening of Parliament

1 hour ago

Nearly complete dinosaur fossil sells for record £34m

1 hour ago

Gestalt: Steam & Cinder review - the 16-bit beauty of Metroidvania

1 hour ago

‘Phenomenal’ Liverpool star now tops Reds’ preseason leaderboard

1 hour ago

'All for show': GOP delegates fume over 'hostile' and dishonest platform process

1 hour ago

Trump Classified Documents Case Is Thrown Out

1 hour ago

Lille 'threatened to not play Leny Yoro for a YEAR if he didn't agree to Man United move'... after the French club secured £52m fee for the 18-year-old, who favoured Real Madrid transfer

1 hour ago

Martha Kearney signs off last BBC Radio 4 Today show after six years at the helm

1 hour ago

African Development Bank approves $1B loan to South Africa's state-owned rail and ports company

1 hour ago

AFN head meets with Manitoba’s lieutenant-governor to seek independent inquiry into killings

1 hour ago

City and university to continue partnership in Guelph Lab

1 hour ago

How J.D. Vance is different than decades of Republican VP nominees

1 hour ago

Citadel's Ken Griffin buys a stegosaurus for $45 million in a record auction sale

1 hour ago

Hotel guest dies after being burned by scorching 150-degree shower

1 hour ago

Video: Keir Starmer pleads for European leaders to help tackle the Channel boats 'crisis' at Blenheim Palace summit as EU diplomats 'expect him to offer to take asylum seekers as part of returns deal'

1 hour ago

Video: Gardens are overwhelmed by Britain's slug invasion after wet spring - as gardeners share horror pictures of devastation they have wrought and experts reveal why slug pellets are NOT the answer

1 hour ago

SuperSport set to sign Ex-Moroka Swallows and Chippa players

1 hour ago

Power outages in 16 Cape Town areas due to adverse weather conditions on Thursday

1 hour ago

Ronnie O’Sullivan claims he could quit snooker for challenge to conquer new sport

1 hour ago

Zelenskiy accuses Viktor Orbán of betraying Europe at leaders’ meeting in UK

1 hour ago

NFL insider notes Steelers have cap space for major free agent signing

1 hour ago

What preseason games are on today? Full schedule of soccer friendly matches for major clubs in July and August 2024

1 hour ago

Trump's eldest granddaughter speaks at RNC and seeks to humanize the former president

1 hour ago

Canada’s men’s soccer team moves up to No. 40 in latest FIFA rankings

1 hour ago

Sarah Shaweesh charged with trespass after incident at Anthony Albanese Marrickville electorate office

ALONGWALKER VIETNAM: Kênh khám phá trải nghiệm của giới trẻ, thế giới du lịch ALONGWALKER INDONESIA: Saluran untuk mengeksplorasi pengalaman para pemuda global