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This creep gives teachers no support. He’s a real thug who blames the teachers when the children act out in class. I heard he discontinued a first year for no reason at all.

Bronx Law: School in CHAOS under Michael Barakat & Meredith Phelan!!!
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Bronx Law: School in CHAOS under Michael Barakat & Meredith Phelan!!!

Hey Barakat, I heard from one of your students that you have had to include “QUIET TIME” in the schedule. Your school is in CHAOS. Denial is your first approach. I get it. Deny. Deny. Deny. What’s the matter you and AP Meredith Phelan can’t hold down the discipline for your hallway of a school. What a joke and poor excuse for an Assistant Principal. Unsafe school. Unqualified Administrators who rose to management positions WAY TOO fast. No experience. They will be fired as quick as they were hired by the very system that promoted their incompetence, blind ambition, and greed for money. The Scarecrow from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ sums up you and Meredith Phelan’s sub-par performances as administrators “IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN!”

Truth Up Above
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Truth Up Above

LOL. You are soooooo right they should both, hand in hand, follow that yellow brick road out the door. No one in this entire building would miss them. Now that is a fact.

Save Your Pennies--Barakat & Phelan
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Save Your Pennies--Barakat & Phelan

It is disgusting to see how many lives and families of teachers these incompetent pathetic people have destroyed due to their games. Livelihoods destroyed and for what? They must lead miserable home/personal lives to do that in their professional careers to others. What you do to others expect two-fold in return.

Bronx Law Staff & Educators DO NOT Settle for this Incompetent Principal nor his Administrative Team
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Bronx Law Staff & Educators DO NOT Settle for this Incompetent Principal nor his Administrative Team

Teachers and staff at Bronx High School for Law & Community Service do not feel that you have to tolerate nor settle for these abusive and grossly incompetent supervisors–Principal Michael Barakat and Assistant Principal Meredith Phelan. They can offer you NO professional growth opportunities nor worth while professional development. This toxic school environment that they have cultivated and expect you to function in is not worth your time and effort. There are other opportunities in the field of education (and beyond) that you as competent professionals are qualified for. Do not let him demean or question you, your credentials, nor ability to be an effective pedagogue. This administrative tag-team prey’s on educators insecurities and targets the highly competent teachers who are doing their jobs effectively. Research your options, become financially savvy, and leave this unhealthy environment in the rear-view mirror!

Edu
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Edu

This principal has a habit of posting vacancies for jobs that aren’t vacant and not telling the teacher that are still working that position. They find out from others and then they’re gone with falsified accusations. Some educational leader Barakat is. A real professional.

Jusitce Fornyceducators
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Jusitce Fornyceducators

Well, this guy and his administrators sure know how to welcome ATRs and Subs! He has an AP, Ms. Geralda Valcene, who thinks she is Fidel Castro! She treats ATR’s as if they were peasants without rights. I heard her in the main office threaten a teacher “I will call your field supervisor and tell them you are refusing to cover the class!” after the ATR explained she was on an early schedule and wanted to know if she would be paid for covering a 9th period class. WOW!

Proud Teacher
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Proud Teacher

Please check your spelling before posting. Always looks bad when teachers misspell words, especially ATR teachers.

Hypocrite Michael Barakat
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Hypocrite Michael Barakat

You should know Hypocrite Barakat. Why did you terminate your entire English Department as well as two Assistant Principals with English Licenses??? New York State found those professionals to be competent. Why didn’t you? If you cared about misspelled words, then why fire experts?? Oh, I’m sorry you are a music teacher! You ONLY know how to read music sheets not resumes, lesson plans, and content material. Oh well. Pity you for your ignorance!!!

Determined Teacher
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Determined Teacher

Mr. Barakat, Ms. Valcene, Ms. Phelan, Mr. Baxter, and Ms. Joseph have been working together for a while now. They know eachother from Truman HS. Be careful, they are tightly teamed up!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Ms. Joseph is the UFT Chapter Leader for Bronx Law & Community Service. She is “in with the administration,” so watch out. She’ll turn the knife in your back as soon as you start expressing your concerns with the administration. She is a disgrace to fellow UFT members, and the Union as a whole. She needs to be removed immediately.

Disappointed
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Disappointed

Mr. Barakat’s style was encouraged at Truman by administration. Many were happy to see him go.

Justice Fornyceducators
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Justice Fornyceducators

Mr. Barakat gives his students a half a day on Wednesday’s, in order for the teachers to have their contractual PD and communicating with parents session in the afternoon. Since Wednesday is a shortened day, the third period does not meet. The problem is that teachers are verbally encouraged to do lunchnlearn sessions with pd 3 students M, T, TH, and F. Not sure if he pays his staff for this lunchnlearn pd, but either way one looks at it, is this legal?
I attended one PD session and couldn’t believe how it could even be considered PD. The teachers have a scheduled appointment to participate in meditation sessions as Professional Development, but not ATRs. This is not the kind of professional development I have seen at other schools!

Determined Teacher
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Determined Teacher

Teach More, you are absolutely right! He does not provide teacher support! He finds a way to get rid of them and files a letter in their file!

Determined Teacher
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Determined Teacher

A couple of years ago, he also removed a tenured teacher with an untenured teacher.

George
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George

Told the staff the first day of school 2014, that he would U rate any teacher who was absent more than 5 days. He also told us we had to wear dress clothes – no jeans, sneakers or tee shirts.

Wow
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Wow

Wow that’s crazy. Did he really U rate teachers for 5 absences? Can he do that? I have to say, I agree with the dress code thing. I know it’s not in the contract, but I hate when teachers dress worse than their students.

Oh Really? Hypocrite Michael Barakat
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Oh Really? Hypocrite Michael Barakat

Then why, Barakat, do you allow a former Truman High School colleague of yours to wear ripped jeans and flannel shirts to work???? Surely this is not appropriate professional attire for a high school educator, but then again reviewing the image of you above I can see you have no idea what appropriate professional attire is. Mis-matched suit.

Unhappy Associate
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Unhappy Associate

Ms. Valcin is the WORST I HAVE EVER WORKED WITH. Very Ghetto, unprofessional, classless administrator I’ve EVER encountered. She has her Principal wrapped around her finger and seems to follow whatever she says without really looking further into complaints.

Anonymous
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Valcine doesnt even work there anymore–as of Aug 2015. You alright UNHAPPY ASSOCIATE?

He still has a job? REALLY!!! New Year New Principal NEEDED ASAP!!
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He still has a job? REALLY!!! New Year New Principal NEEDED ASAP!!

How does this ineffective unsatisfactory individual still have a job?!? A music teacher turned principal! LOL Could the DOE not find anyone more unqualified to run a hallway? Where is your original administration team Barakat???? They all ran away from you. Threats of career derailment, harassment, and the use of snitches on your staff have worked well for you so far. How long can you keep up your incompetence as a failed administrator? You know how the DOE works one day you’re in and the next it just maybe you that are OUT of a job. Karma.

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Tired of the Haters
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Tired of the Haters

I have worked at Law ever since Mr. Barakat got there. He is the reason why the school is still opened and thriving. He is always fair and tells it like it is. Some people don’t want to hear that they aren’t doing their jobs or that they are incompetent. Thankfully he is still at the school and we continue to get better. The haters need to stop these ridiculous posts and FOCUS ON STUDENTS! Mr. Barakat is focused on students and that’s why some teachers didn’t do well at our school. Some people, like Mr. Barakat and the majority of us at Law, work in schools because they are passionate about helping students learn. Other people stay in the profession for summer breaks, vacations, and sick days so that they can work on their other interests. My mom taught me not to say anything if you don’t have something nice to say. I teach my students that lesson. Some adults should take that message to heart. Karma works both ways. Spreading lies and hate cannot result in good karma, but changing the course of a student’s life always will.

New & Qualified Principal NEEDED at Bronx Law ASAP!!!!
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New & Qualified Principal NEEDED at Bronx Law ASAP!!!!

All perspective candidates for principal of a NYC DOE school should have a content area on their resume. Fine Arts does not count as a content area. Nor does being a special events coordinator at Truman High School for longer than you have been in the classroom as a teacher Barakat. If Barakat cared so much about the success of his school and students he would teach at least one class or step down as principal. Instead he locks himself in his newly furnished office with DOE funds and only comes out of his ‘closet’ to complete observations with disciplinary intent. This is not nor ever should be an acceptable standard for a principal, Barakat. To all applicants: Please send your resume for principal of Bronx Law to Fordham Plaza 8th floor Superintendents Office. We demand qualified professionals running our schools.

The Bronx Law Student
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The Bronx Law Student

Im a student, the student that dresses proper and business casual everyday. ive got in trouble before, but i agree with you wholeheartedly.
Thank you for telling the truth about Mr. Barakat

Systematic Failure
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Systematic Failure

There are many things done at this school “in the best interest of the students”, graduation rates are boosted because teachers are forced to give bogus and inflated grades. The principal has been heard to say “that is a lesson they can learn in the real world” with respect to teachers feelings about students needing to complete work in order to receive credit. This principal has also been heard saying “I’m not here to save little black children, at the end of the day I go to my nice Westchester home, with my nice Westchester family”. It’s hard to believe the news hasn’t caught wind of the corrupt grades, techniques and policies enacted at this school to superficially pump up the stats. There is a litany of legitimate corrupt practices at this school, and one can only hope the ‘”fake it ’till you make it” practices will one day go away, and this school can see some actual academic growth. Maybe is funds are being spent on legitimate supports for students, instead of parties where administrators pat themselves and their friends on the back.

The Bronx Law Student
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The Bronx Law Student

Are you jealous that you dont have his job position? Get over it.

You 'THE STUDENT" Should DEMAND More of Your Principal & Education!
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You 'THE STUDENT" Should DEMAND More of Your Principal & Education!

Tell your FAKE Principal to stop threatening teachers to “dumb down” their curriculum’s because he does not place your education as a priority. Your grades are all inflated gifts of 65 or higher so that he can qualify for his bonus/paycheck. Wake up! Barakat has explicitly stated to teachers, in staff meetings, cut out topics in your curriculum. Who the hell does he think he is to make that decision? Does he have a Phd.? No, he does not. He is left over Truman High School TRASH! He is doing you a great dis-service ‘The Bronx Law Student,’ demand your right to a quality education!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You have no idea what you’re talking about sonny. When you get older maybe you’ll understand.

Sooo Sad! You Won't Even Make It to Barakat's Alma Mater The Julliard School!
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Sooo Sad! You Won't Even Make It to Barakat's Alma Mater The Julliard School!

Dear Bronx Law Student,

Have you passed ALL of your NYS Regents Exams? What is your GPA? Do you participate in any extra-curricular activities to place on your resume? Have you applied to or have received early admission into any higher education college or university outside of the community college or CUNY system? News flash, with your inflated grades that Barakat threatens educators into giving student’s those are your only two options. The CUNY system will quickly bounce you out if you cannot read or write on a collegiate level.

Class of 2017
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Class of 2017

You must be the same person who posted on July 10, 2016 because you spelled Juilliard wrong twice. Mr. Barakat and the people at our school helped me and my friends get accepted to a lot of good colleges with scholarships this year so I’m not sure who you are, but you really don’t know what you’re talking about. #liar #spelling #findjesus

Anonymous
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Anonymous

So then don’t go on this site idiot!

Justice for Students
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Justice for Students

Ignorance usually resorts to such tactics when faced with an alternative viewpoint. Name calling? Seriously? So much for civility and maturity. You make the rest of us look bad and expose this site for what it really is, a wasteland of bitter and jaded commentary by a bunch of borderline personalities who don’t want to do the work that they are paid for. I’m going back to grading papers. This is just sad.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

lick my balls cunt rag!!

Barakat's List of Principal Atrocities Against Educators & Students of Bronx Law
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Barakat's List of Principal Atrocities Against Educators & Students of Bronx Law

List of GRIEVANCES that Call for this Principals Investigation & Grounds for TERMINATION: 1.) Use of physical and psychological harassment techniques on male & female educators & staff. He calls for meetings in his office where a teacher is outnumbered 2-3 administrators to 1 teacher. 2.) Bribing & coercing the UFT Representative to gain information about issues that educators have expressed in confidence involving Barakat’s harassment & use of intimidation techniques 3.) Hiring an unqualified Payroll Secretary based on Barakat’s favoritism and not resume qualifications 4.) Terminating and ousting Bronx Law Teachers in order to replace with former Truman High School Staff 5.) Verbal Threats 6.) Fraudulent use of NYC DOE school money/funds that are meant for the students in order to pay for restaurant celebrations throughout the school year. He schedules the restaurant event during a school day and requires the teachers and staff to attend his end of the year self glorification meal 6.) He calls for random and sporadic staff meetings that are not agreed upon by the UFT nor teachers therefore are ILLEGAL. Teachers are NOT financially compensated for this theft of their time 7.) He DOES NOT adhere to general education/special education class size limits.… Read more »

Additional Illegal Actions Made By Michael Barakat That You Forgot To Add
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Additional Illegal Actions Made By Michael Barakat That You Forgot To Add

You forgot the time when Michael Barakat held a UFT Union Vote during a self-glorification luncheon at Michaelangelo’s Bronx Restaurant (paid for by NYC DOE funds which should have went to the students of Bronx Law). He had his spies compromised former teacher Mr. Pah, Ms. Joseph & Mr. Baxter collect the Union votes from teachers and report back to Barakat on how each teacher voted. This action was completely illegal but the Union Representative at the time Ms. Jiel Joseph did nothing to stop a corrupt and unscrupulous Principal Michael Barakat. This incident was reported to the UFT Office District 10 but no consequences were enacted. This showed that the UFT Union promoted this type of behavior against teachers in support of administrators. Veteran teachers, new teachers, (future) interviewing teachers of Bronx High School for Law & Community Service be careful with this corrupt administration. YOU ARE NOT PROTECTED NOR ARE SAFE BY THE UNION DUES YOU PAY!

Adjectives That Describe Principal Michael Barakat & AP Meredith Phelan's Lackluster Leadership
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Adjectives That Describe Principal Michael Barakat & AP Meredith Phelan's Lackluster Leadership

Incompetent. Abusive. Careless. Callous. Cruel. Deceitful. Detached. Dishonest. Cowardly. Foolish. Greedy. Harsh. Impatient. Impolite. Inconsiderate. Inconsistent. Intolerant. Irresponsible. Jealous. Lazy. Machiavellian. Narrow-minded. Nasty. Pompous. Resentful. Rude. Ruthless. Sneaky. Sarcastic. Self-centered. Stupid. Tactless. Unreliable. Vengeful. Vulgar. Vain. Weak-willed. Unrealistic.

Shame
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Shame

Outrageous that a good man’s reputation can be smeared like this. The one or two teachers posting these comments under various pseudonyms need to move on with life. Yeah, I had crappy admins in my career. But Barakat early on zeroed in on my weaknesses and coached me to success. Today I am a great teacher because of him.

We are all flawed. And we are all God’s children. Think about that before publicly thrashing a man’s reputation.

No! Shame on Michael Barakat for Not Putting Students & School First!
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No! Shame on Michael Barakat for Not Putting Students & School First!

Michael Barakat’s harassment, intimidation, threats, discontinuation, and termination of highly qualified administrators, teachers, ATR’s, American Fellowship teachers, and support staff is what has lead to the perpetual chaos and instability of Bronx High School for Law & Community Service these past years. Barakat should be ASHAMED of himself for ruining the careers and livelihoods of hard working and dedicated professionals along with his minion Assistant Principal Meredith Phelan/Johnson. These individuals have caused and are responsible for over 95% of the turnover rate in this NYC DOE mini-school. Novice and future administrators, teachers, and support staff need to be warned, educated, and protected from this callous principal’s destructive style of leadership. Barakat’s reputation on his own school campus is notorious and horrific. Ask ANY professional in the building about this principal and the response is overwhelmingly one of NEGATIVITY & DISGUST. He himself has stated in multiple public school meetings that education is a back-up career for him due to his failure as a singer and graduate of The Julliard School. He stated that he needed fast cash and that teaching/administration was an ideal back-up career. He does not care nor is in the field of education to help students learn… Read more »

Shame
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Shame

It’s shocking to hear that education is for some people a second career. Did you inform Carmen yet?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

No because Carmen is far less important than you are although that’s not saying much at all

Shame, Shame, Shame I don't EVER want to TEACH at Bronx Law! There is a MONSTER running that school!
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Shame, Shame, Shame I don't EVER want to TEACH at Bronx Law! There is a MONSTER running that school!

How could he have ‘zeroed’ in on your weaknesses, when he has less than 5 years as a classroom teacher himself. Your comment is such complete and utter bullshit. Barakat is a performing arts graduate. He went to high school in Connecticut. His mom was a school secretary. Even-though he made his first payroll’s secretary life a living hell until she left his ass flat. He couldn’t make a living on his first interest, so he went into education as a fall-back career. Next time listen when the idiot holds an illegal staff meeting. Obviously, you don’t. He couldn’t wait to get out of the classroom. You don’t know who you are working for. God has nothing to do with the evil that is in that school. This is NYC Public Education, ever heard of separation of church & state?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Clearly your experiences with Barakat are non representative of the experiences shared by so many other people on this blog and I would venture to say in the school who haven’t posted on the blog. People have the right to share their opinions and their experiences and if what you are reading is offensive to you than I suggest not to visit DTOE. The question that you may want to be asking yourself is how he got on here in the first place?

Michael Barakat Please Stop Lying!
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Michael Barakat Please Stop Lying!

Michael Barakat this is obviously you. You need to stop lying in public. This is bad practice for a NYC DOE high school principal. Please lead by example. Keep reading 101 guides on how to be a an effective leader in your office because they have not helped you so far. This public blog does you justice on the destruction you have caused throughout your short tenure as principal.

Shame
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Shame

It’s painfully obvious the angry posts are coming from one, possibly two people. Here’s some advice: your righteous anger is not destroying him, it’s destroying you. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and move on.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I don’t find anything obvious about it. The negative publicity directed towards Barakat and people like him is not so much to hurt him as it is to warn people about the potential dangers of working in a school with somebody like him as principal.

Incorrect Again! Stick to singing. Administration and math DO NOT suit you!
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Incorrect Again! Stick to singing. Administration and math DO NOT suit you!

Michael Barakat your hubris and narcissism are getting the best of you it seems. ,You cannot handle simple comments among professionals regarding your leadership style? Interesting. You can give harsh criticism but appear to be too thin skinned to receive it. Barakat you need to read these comments, reflect on your practice of leadership, and strive to become a decent principal.

Shame
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Shame

Someone is living in your head rent-free.

Shame
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Shame

Thank you for your public service announcement. Imagine having the worst things said about you anonymously, on a public forum, and not being able to defend yourself.

#Barakat the Career Ender
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#Barakat the Career Ender

What defense and protection did you ever offer the numerous and countless professionals that have cried and begged for their jobs and livelihoods in front of you. These professionals have had to walk the hallway of your school in shame and disgrace because of your unjust actions. Targets for not reason other than your abuse of power. No you laughed and showed extreme disregard while you have ended careers.

Shame
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Shame

I’m not Barakat. I’m a teacher as I stated. I was first reluctant to post ’cause I’m not one to get involved. But anonymous slander kinda bothers me. It’s also interesting to see you pounce once someone makes a comment, using all your “deceptive” aliases. I must admit I’m curious to see where you go next.

Recommendations:
1. Never cry, it’s a sign of weakness.
2. Never beg, it shows little self-respect
3. Stop being a pussy, it’s nauseating
4. Move on, you’re really gonna let one man stop you?

Michael Barakat Stop with Your Machiavellian Bullshit!!!
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Michael Barakat Stop with Your Machiavellian Bullshit!!!

We all know ‘The Prince’ is above your reading level. It is you who are nauseating. Don’t you have summer school to administer? Surprise, surprise he places students last and himself first. You are a pathetic scum bag. #SELFISHBARAKAT #GREEDY #NEVERBARAKAT #JUSTICEFORBRONXLAWSTUDENTSANDTEACHERS #FINDANEWJOBBARAKAT

Witnesses
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Witnesses

Barakat you cried and almost fainted when the District Superintendent & Union Heads came at Your Door in front of your entire staff!!! Stop fronting. You are the first to cry, beg, and put on a fake facade in the face of being held accountable.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

When you do rotten things to others and hurt others you can best believe that people will reciprocate. Karma works both ways as you pointed out earlier.

Shame
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Shame

Karma isn’t working for you. Try the Golden Rule.

The Rules of Humanity Do Not apply to Barakat
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The Rules of Humanity Do Not apply to Barakat

Michael Barakat does not believe that he has done anything wrong. He is in extreme denial. The first steps are reading these comments and changing your practices as principal. The problem is you do not want to learn or embrace positive change. Selfish is what you are.

Anonymous
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Shame, you’re so full of crap that it’s unbelievable. What world are you living in where you believe puppet administrators such as the one that you so diligently defend are serving the best interests of our students? The DOE is no career period be it first second or third.

Don’t think that for one second that your position is secure and that this man won’t come after you. I guarantee you that you are nothing more than a number in Barakat’s eyes and he’ll go after you if he needs to the same way that he went after others.

Shame
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Shame

Maybe this is what saves me; I just don’t care enough. It’s not Harvard.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

So then why are you here?

Shame
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Shame

I’m enjoying egging you on.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You’re a first class idiot. By all means continue drinking the cool aid.

Shame
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Shame

It’s “Kool Aid.”

Clearly you never taught in the Bronx and are some kind of teacher imposter because the ubiquity of Kool Aid (with a ‘K’) is the very first thing you learn when you arrive in the Boogie Down. It may even be in the handbook.

Barakat is the Hillary Clinton of Education-#NOACCOUNTABILITY
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Barakat is the Hillary Clinton of Education-#NOACCOUNTABILITY

After reading all of these comments, how does this man still have a job working anywhere near children??? The politics of education is so disgusting.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Because morons like “shame” are supportive of him.

Shame
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Shame

Oh, come now. I’m a neutral player trying to talk you down from the ledge. It’ll all be ok. Really.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Of course it will. I’m not the one who works there, you are. Remember???

Pretty steep ledge btw……

Michael Barakat Read Your Five Key Responsibilities - The School Principal as Leader
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Michael Barakat Read Your Five Key Responsibilities - The School Principal as Leader

Michael Barakat you need to be retrained in your duties and role as a high school principal. Clearly you have missed the mark. Please read the information below as a part of your summer reading.
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Five Key Responsibilities of a High School Principal

1.) Shaping a vision of academic success for
all students
2.) Creating a climate hospitable to education
Cultivating leadership in others
3.) A Profile in Leadership: Dewey Hensley
4.) Managing people, data and processes
5.) Improving School Leadership

58 Comments and Counting #CORRUPTSYSTEM
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58 Comments and Counting #CORRUPTSYSTEM

58 times and counting of comments that demonstrate this principal’s incompetence to lead. Other NYC DOE administrators and teachers have been removed from their positions for far less. Why do Principal Michael Barakat & Assistant Principal Meredith Phelan/Johnson still have jobs? #GREED #Corruption #Someoneisnotdoingtheirjob #Horribleadministrators #Whotrainedthebothofyou

Shame
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Shame

58 times by one, maybe two people in a vile example of cyber bullying at best, illegal defamation at worst. Be brave you lost teacher souls! Use your real names.

Barakat Cannot Count Either! Its 70 Now! Keep Counting Barakat 1,2, 3...
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Barakat Cannot Count Either! Its 70 Now! Keep Counting Barakat 1,2, 3...

Why did you terminate your entire Math Department as well? You cannot count either. No wonder your NYS Regents scores and graduation rates are on the decline. Keep doing what you do best, terminating effective teachers and eventually the same will happen to you. A negative plus a negative does not equal a positive in your & Phelan’s cases.

Please Get Your Facts Straight Even Though You Are Not!
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Please Get Your Facts Straight Even Though You Are Not!

Please Get Your Facts Straight Even Though You Are Not! It is naive of you to assume that their is only one professional who is viewing your misconduct as an FAKE administrator.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Yeah Shame use your real name!!

Shame
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Shame

I’m not the one who has the vapors- that’s you.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Well considering that you’ve responded to several dozen posts it appears that you’ve wasted an awful lot of your precious summer vacation time.

Shame
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Shame

Thank you for caring. I have a lifetime of summer vacations to look forward to. You, not so much.

Arrogance is a VICE Barakat!
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Arrogance is a VICE Barakat!

You really need to read your English literature. The downfall of all characters is somehow connected to their arrogance/hubris. Please read and do your homework, Barakat. An uneducated principal does not benefit their staff or students. Out of the classroom does not equal not reading. Study ‘Barakat The Terrible.’ Did you do your summer reading this year? No you were too busy getting that DOE paycheck, which is your ONLY priority. #CorruptEducationSystem #CorruptBarakat

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I wouldn’t be so quick to judge. Considering your school and admin’s rep…which one of us is really at a disadvantage?

Enjoy the rest of your summer and many summer vacations to come spending countless hours in front of your pc defending your POS idols!

Peace!

Shame
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Shame

I use Mac. PCs are for people who go online to anonymously slander, ridicule and harass.

Grievances Against Barakat Need to Be Investigated!
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Grievances Against Barakat Need to Be Investigated!

Hey Barakat, I heard that the NYC DOE is cracking down on corrupt principals/administrators that do not do their jobs effectively. You and Phelan are I’m sure on the top of that list. Your years of corruption are being accounted for.

Anonymous Being Honest
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Anonymous Being Honest

0 out of 5 stars. Horrible.

Employee
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Employee

This guy is a bully. He will go after you if you don’t agree with him. He will try his hardest to fire you if you don’t resign. I have seen him bully staff and actually physically hit a student. This will be the biggest mistake. He will fire you and/or bully you if you don’t placate to his erratic desires. In addition, don’t think the uft rep at the school will help you because he will not. Barakat made sure they became “best friends.”I beg anyone who is reading this to please not work for this man!

Truth in the DOE
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Truth in the DOE

Employee you are 100% correct. When did you see Barakat hit a child? This is serious. Have you considered reporting this? You should.

Barakat is a bully and a useless administrator. Please find a better school to work at.

Just them facts
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Just them facts

Do not work for Barakat if you care about yourself. He’s a real creep who abuses his teachers. Get a real administrator to run his school! His numbers don’t come from HIS honest and hard work. They come from the teachers he abuses.

Barakat Must Go
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Barakat Must Go

Barakat is condescending and should be replaced with a real principal who really wants the best for students. Do not be scared of him. He has no experience teaching core academic subjects so he is not qualified to tell teachers how to do their jobs.

Roosevelt Educator
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Roosevelt Educator

Barakat is a bad principal. He stabs teachers in the back, wastes time on events that take away from teaching and gets angry if you don’t do things like him. What a creep.

Anonymous Middle School Student
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Anonymous Middle School Student

I went to an open house for this school and Michael Barakat does not seem like a bad principal. He also came to my school with previous graduates from my school that now attend his school and they’ve said remarkable things about the school. And it’s not really about whether or not the teachers have each others backs, because let’s face it, it’s like saying you have to get along with every student in the school. Teachers, as well as most other people, have a social life and have opinions on other people and should not be judged based on their past, especially if they’re trying to fix it. Michael Barakat has done an outstanding job making this school into an amazing Law high school. So there’s really no need to let out false judgements.

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S middle schooler doesn’t write or make assertions like this. Barakat abuses his staff to keep up his reputation. Of course he won’t show you his true colors if he wants to recruit students. Get real.