First, Parents United dispatches an ape-like thug to point a flashlight into the eyes of their opponents (slate 1-2-4.) while they answer debate questions.
|top: ape-like thug points flashlight (app) in Forward Together's Irene Sobolov's eyes, then in Jen Evans'. bottom: Parents United's Jessica Nelson reacting to Evans' complaint that the thug's flashlight is "distracting"|
At the same debate, they dissed our High School with factoids gleaned from a disgruntled former district employee, then revealed they've never been to a BoE meeting, never been to the High School, never read a budget (they're online)...
But folks, this one takes the cake.
In a stunning show of contempt for our Hoboken High School students, the hardworking, dedicated, wonderful teachers, and Superintendent Christine Johnson here is what Parents United put on the internet:
Nelson ought to step down. Really.
The judgment and character of a person who would disparagingly compare "rankings" for alcohol/drug -related incidents and academic achievement at a High School, does not deserve the privilege of serving the children of that school- or any Hoboken school.
Nelson lacks the requisite compassion and empathy to serve on the Board. No mature, responsible official would have glibly stated our kids are "ranking higher" in alcohol/drugs than grades.
To put it GA-style, she's an idiot.
About "district ranking:"
Hoboken High School's 2015-2016 district ranking is 212 (not 221). Note, there are 662 public high schools in New Jersey- only the top 337 were ranked.
Further, Hoboken High School has moved up 62 places in the rankings since last year.
Superintendent Christine Johnson's leadership, her new programs, the hard work of our wonderful teaching staff, and efforts of our children are showing results. They shouldn't be put down nor compared to drugs/alcohol rankings.
The future looks bright. And when the entire community starts using our high school, we will climb further up that list. Nothing can stop us... except for Parents United- their trash talk, lies, and negative outlook.
If you want to look at that kind of data, unfiltered, GA recommends the NJ-DOE web site. If you are a Parents United airhead, go to Patch.
Or better yet, use your gmail 'key' to unlock Petrosino's hate-site and get your factoids there.
Per Patch, Hoboken High school reported 4 incidents in 2014-2015. Patch also put HHS on a list of "biggest reductions" in incidents since 2013-2014. And?
Parents United likes lists and rankings? Okay, here's one for them.
LIST OF REASONS PARENTS UNITED IS UNFIT TO SERVE ON THE HBOE
- Ignorance of what programs and initiatives are already in progress,
- Failure to review the budgets (which are online),
- Lack of interest/involvement to attend even one BoE meeting before running,
- Disparaging remarks that the High School wasn't good enough for their children,
- False claim that "QSACs are going down,"
- Misleading claims about Hoboken High School enrollment,
- Lack of knowledge about the most fundamental operations of district schools,
- Attacks on the 14 year-old son of candidate Irene Sobolov
- Deploying thugs to distract opponents at the QLC debate, reacting with smiles
Please, Vote 1-2-4