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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Queens HS Principal, 33, Busted for Meth Possession; Sad Tales of His Vet Teachers Reapplying for Their Jobs

Carl Hudson, 33, principal of Flushing High School, Queens, NY, was arrested Tuesday around 8:35 PM, on Northern Boulevard, for possession of a baggie of methamphetamine in his car's center console.
(Photo from Queens Courier)

A mathematics teacher by training, he was a graduate of Cornell, New York University, and in 2009, Teachers College-Columbia University's Summer Principal Academy.
He presided over Flushing H.S. since 2011. It is currently a turnaround school.

New York Daily News article by Rachel Monahan.

The DOE did not respond to Queens Courier requests for comment. (See story by Melissa Chan.)

A demoralizing picture was portrayed in GothamSchools in late June. A contributor from the school told how veteran teachers with upwards of 30 years experience interviewed with committees of United Federation of Teachers (UFT) people and administrators to keep their jobs. "The Emotional Fallout Of Turnaround"

InsideSchools noted: "The Daily News reports that in an apparent effort to raise their progress report scores by passing more students, Flushing HS gave students 50 percent for showing up and make-up work to enable them to pass," referring to a Monahan article, reported a year ago, "Flushing High School students can score no lower than 50 if they show up, memo reveals."

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