It was great to read about the teachers at Forest Hills HS [“UFT chapter at Forest Hills HS votes ‘no confidence’ in principal,” April 4] taking action against a terrible principal. I tell people that although I greatly miss working with the kids, I am mercifully retired from the New York City schools. Let me just say that considering my experiences in the system, Betsy DeVos comes as no surprise.
It’s long past time for the UFT — and the community — to be involved in naming principals and superintendents. Our kids deserve the best leadership, and teachers need to be supported and empowered by that leadership.
David Grodsky, retired