From EAG News:
YONKERS, N.Y. – A recently published video by undercover journalist James O’Keefe highlights exactly how some teachers who physically abuse students are able to avoid or minimize the consequences for their actions.
The video posted to YouTube last week by O’Keefe’s Project Veritas is shot from a hidden camera as an undercover operative posed as a teacher to solicit advice from teachers union in Yonkers about bloodying a student in racially charged attack.
The undercover “teacher” told Yonkers Federation of Teachers president Patricia Puleo and Vice President Paul Diamond that after the incident he fled to Mexico for two weeks without informing school officials.
“I can try to be as honest as I can, but …” the undercover teacher told Puleo in the video.
“You don’t have to be honest, I mean I can talk in theory,” Diamond said. “I can just babble in theory, that way I don’t know anything first hand from you.”
O’Keefe, who posed as the teacher, told Diamond “I was not on a medical leave, I have no medical problems like that. I went away for two weeks basically.”
“Okay,” Puleo said, “Do you have a doctor who is a friend of the family?”
The video also shows Puleo advising O’Keefe to use medical leave as an excuse for his absence.
“I’m calling this my medical leave time,” she said in the video. “I mean that’s one way of covering it up.”
Throughout the encounter at the YFT offices, O’Keefe and union officials…