Support the Truth at Cardozo High School

Support the Truth at Cardozo High School

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Peter Ridout started this petition to Benjamin N. Cardozo High School

SUPPORT CARDOZO
STOP THE LIES
LEARN THE TRUTH!!!

In this day and age, lies of any kind, especially of those who remain “anonymous” cowards, must be responded to by those of us who support TRUTH and fairness. The petition to remove principal Colby, is nothing but a semi-literate collection of lies and deliberate half-truths by a coward with an axe to grind .
In response, Let’s tell the WHOLE TRUTHFUL STORY :
1. NO senior privileges were punitively taken away. The Senior trip was cancelled NOT because of lunch forms, but due to a lack of interest among Seniors; only 43 paid when 125 were necessary to guarantee our accommodations. In addition, let’s examine the logic of the lie itself. FACT: school lunch forms create the very basis for school funding from the state, which includes funding for the very activities which benefit ALL students including seniors. Only 150 students did not return the forms; unfortunately, we did not receive Title 1 funding from the state because those forms were not submitted! LIFE LESSON = IF YOU WANT FEDERAL MONEY THERE IS AN OBLIGATION TO COMPLETE DOCUMENTS AND RETURN THEM .

2. SECURITY. The reason students have to enter through the rear door is for the very security which this cowardly petitioner claims is lacking at Cardozo. Entrance through the front door allows many individuals, including outsiders, to enter without scanning their ID or obtaining a security pass. While the crowding is unfortunate, it is a sign of our times and a necessary precaution. People entering public spaces must provided with the assurance that every precautionary measure is being met.

3. EVENT. The school “slashing” WAS COMMUNICATED to ALL ON THE REMIND SYSTEM THAT PRINCIPAL COLBY HAS PUT IN PLACE AT CARDOZO. ALL teachers were updated as soon as the NYPD allowed. At that point, the Principal went out of her way to delay the re-start of classes until there was reasonably complete assurance that the threat was under control. Principal Colby communicated to all teachers and staff at two separate faculty meetings. She also conducted an emergency PTA meeting. The safety of our students and faculty remains a top priority at Cardozo.

4. NEW PROGRAMS. As far as Principal Colby “not supporting Art, Music, and Athletics”, this is the most pathetic lie of all. Cardozo has received over $4 million dollars in the past three years which has gone towards repairing our school infrastructure, establishing a Theatre Program, created a Computer Science, Biometrics and Engineering Program, created a new Law, Political Science and Ethics Program, increased our College articulation programs with St Johns’s University and Adephi University, and increased the Music and Art Departments hiring additional teachers and offering AP Music courses. Under Principal Colby, Cardozo has promoted College Now and we are beginning AP for All in the Fall. 40 NEW TEACHERS HAVE BEEN HIRED IN THE PAST THREE YEARS. HOW DO WE PAY FOR THIS? THE FUNDING FOR THIS COMES, PARTIALLY, AS A RESULT OF THOSE LUNCH FORMS WHICH THE COWARD COMPLAINS ABOUT!

5. The Basketball office is not a “hallowed” space. NO OFFICE/CLASSROOM IS SACRED, NOR DOES IT BELONG TO ANY INDIVIDUAL. The office in question has not been “eliminated”. IT IS BEING MOVED. The “clippings” have not been destroyed, but actually are supposed to become part of a permanent display, once the parties involved determine WHERE the display should be.

6. The NJROTC program has been developed at Cardozo to help students with college funding, allow those who complete the program to attend institutions such as Annapolis and West Point, and prepare/encourage students to assume leadership positions in the service and defense of our nation. THIS IS SOMETHING NO OTHER PROGRAM CAN CLAIM OR COMPETE AGAINST. This program was proudly brought on by Ms. Colby to help our children.


I have, in 34 years of teaching, never met a perfect Principal, or for that matter, a perfect teacher, perfect student, or perfect anybody. However, to make up deliberate lies, in such a cowardly fashion is beyond despicable. The very fact that such notable “intellects” as “nigga penis”, “nigga faggot”, “Joe Stalin”, and “Adolf Hitler” are among the signatories speaks volumes for the credibility of that “petition”.

SUPPORT CARDOZO, SUPPORT THE TRUTH, STAND UP TO THE COWARDLY BULLIES WHO HIDE BEHIND THE ANONYMITY OF THE ONLINE MOB TO SPREAD LIES.
SIGN THIS PETITION. LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT THERE ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE MORE OF US WHO WILL NOT LET LIARS AND COWARDS TRIUMPH!

PETER A. RIDOUT
SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT/NJROTC NAVAL SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR

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