At last week's debate, Parents United claimed "QSACs are down!"
Parents United appears to be picking up the trash from Texas. University of Texas at Austin that is. Courtesy of crapademic, Anthony Petrosino.
Just like Parents United, Petro is ranting on his blog about QSACs "failing" under Kids First.
Parents United and Petro the Texas Truth-Twister got it all wrong.
Here is how Parents United and Petrosino create the lie: they only use ONE of the FIVE DPR Areas to represent the "District QSAC Score".
(DPR = District Performance Review)
Parents United and Petrosino always take the lowest DPR Area score, redact the other FOUR perfect or almost-perfect scores to draw their FALSE conclusion ("The scores are going down".)
In fact, the only year that the Hoboken District has FAILED with an average DPR score less than 80% was 2008-2009, when the "Dark Side" controlled the BoE and Anthony Petrosino was Assistant to the District Superintendant.
Note, 2008 was the FIRST year QSACs were given in Hoboken.
Every year since 2008 (when Reform took control of the BoE majority) the District QSAC average has risen steadily and every year has passed with an average QSAC score above 80%.
Okay people, ready for some history so you understand which way the gas is blowing?
Petro, like his name, is gaseous. Petrosino worked for the Hoboken School District for two years, in 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 as Assistant to Superintendent Jack Rasowsky.
His annual base salary for September through June was $140,000 plus $4,795 in health benefits. You can find this information on the BoE website.
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|Petrosino base salary: $140,000, Horizon health benefits: $4,795, Contract: 240 work days|
Oh, did you know at the same time Petrosino was working "full-time" in Hoboken at a $140,000 base salary Plus benefits, he was teaching a class at the University of Texas at Austin? (Read more about the Double Dipping Texas Truth-Twister here.)
The following documents were provided to the Board of Education for use in their 2011 counter-suit against Anthony Petrosino; they show University of Texas at Austin payroll to Petrosino while he was employed full-time in Hoboken.
Recap: GA has provided the above documentation showing Petrosino's big, fat BoE contract that his Dark Side BoE buddies approved for 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 and proof that Petrosino was teaching a class in Texas during his full-time employment contract with the Hoboken District.
In 2009 the Dark Side BoE majority FLIPPED to Reform.
Petrosino's big juicy contract for the double-dipping Austin Truth-Twister was NOT RENEWED by the Kids First School Board majority. Nope.
The district schools performed miserably during the Petrosino Era of neglect and education money-grabbing.
Consequently, Petrosino sued the Hoboken BoE.
The Hoboken BoE filed a counter-claim against Petrosino.
Petrosino LOST his suit, the Hoboken BoE WON theirs.
And Petro lived Happily Ever After?
Ever since his double-dip cone lost its $140K scoop (plus bennies), Petrosino weaponized his 'Education blog' against Kids First, Parents for Progress, Reach Higher, and now, Forward Together.
So... if we don't learn from history, we're doomed to repeat it.
GA has no doubt that Anthony Petrosino wants his big, juicy scoop back.
Please, don't let him get it.