Saturday, August 11, 2012

Is EPSD Really Firing ALL of the African American Employees?

Rumor is they are trying to cut down on that 

reported $23,000.00 a year per pupil cost by 

firing the rest of the African 

American employees in the district. 

Hello out there! 

Is there any truth to this rumor? 

A lot of people are worried. 

Oh, I forgot, that is your objective. 

Calm down Englewood residents. 

There is a process that must be followed 

when letting people go. 

Do not allow this board to 

rally you 

up in one of their made up 

causes or hissy fits. 

The fact remains that 

they are the only

ones who can fix the mess 

that they have made. 

They also know how to fix it. 

They want you warring with the state of New 

Jersey and with the Teacher's Union. 

I am not a big fan of the state, and I have a 

bone to pick with the Teacher's union, but I

have been watching this little scenario 


Our Board is a run away train.

Did Dr. Carlisle really fire 

Everyone and go off on a trip to the 

Dominican Republic? 

If there is any justice in

the world, 

He has been fired.


  1. I find this comment very disturbing. First, the BOE is not a prejudice board. In any business, when cuts need to be made, the ones that get cut should be the workers not producing up to par and those that are high up on the salary scale (dead weight). I understand that in education, it is very difficult to get rid of non-performers because of tenure and seniority. So the board needs to look at a few ways to rectify the current financial crisis without jeopardizing the integrity of the education system. The board of education is comprised of mostly African Americans, Hispanics, and 1 Caucasian...why would anyone think that the board is targeting the “African American” teachers? Are we provoking something in the community rather than trying to help the children and the people of Englewood. If we continue to think this way, our society will never grow together, we will be segregated.

  2. Anonymous, why are you masking your identity?

    It would be unfortunate to say these things if they were not true, but they are true. Most of the teacher's aides and secretaries being fired are women of color and Englewood City residents who are homeowners and earn a living wage. The plan is to replace them with out of towners who will earn $8.50 an hour with no benefits.

    Just because a board is comprised of mostly minority individuals does not mean it cannot create and carry out racist policies and actions.