When the Hartford Board of Education meets tonight in executive session, they can add one more of Steve Perry’s recent tweets to the laundry list of issues to be discussed.
Dr. Steve [email protected] Tweeted;
“Union bullied pols are the reason your kids are on a waiting list. Add to their fear insane bloggers & tweeters & 100,000s wait.”
And this was before today’s blog about another teacher stepping forward to tell his story!
Since he opened his Twitter account, Steve Perry has sent out more than 37,500 Tweets. Many of those were sent during school hours.
Perry has sent out hundreds of his Tweets attacking teachers, unions and anyone who opposes his personal political agenda. At last count he had called Diane Ravitch, the nation’s leading pro-public school advocate, a racist at least 49 times.
Hundreds more of Perry’s Tweets are intended to promote his private business, where he goes around speaking to groups about his “no-nonsense education reform” proposals.
Even the most conservative estimate of the number of Perry’s work-time Tweets means that Connecticut and Hartford taxpayers have paid Perry well over $10,000 for the time he was supposed to be working, but was spending his time Tweeting instead.
Despite state laws and municipal policies that prohibit public employees from conducting private business while on public time and Hartford Board of Education policies that require appropriate behavior by the school system’s administrators, teachers and staff, Capital Prep Principal Steve Perry seems to believe that the laws and rules that apply to everyone else don’t apply to him.
Next time Steve Perry engages in one of his Twitter rants perhaps he’d be specific about just which politicians he thinks are being bullied by unions and which bloggers are insane?