Philadelphia: MATTHEW E. Stanski, who was chief financial officer with Prince George’s County, Md., schools until a payment scandal forced his removal in September 2012, has been named the Philadelphia School District’s new CFO by Dr. William Hite Jr, district sources have told the Reform Sasscer Movement. (Read more here) and (Here).
Dr. William Hite Jr (pictured above) is a pathological liar, there’s no doubt about that. He is also a cover-up artist. If the court reports in Greenbelt Federal courts are correct in its summary of the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) corruption and sexual exploitation of children scandal, the public Dr. William Hite Jr of the last few years is a work of fiction. In his place is a hubristic, indictable hypocrite. He should not be a Superintendent of schools anywhere!
According to concerned citizens of Prince George’s County, we must abolish entire PGCPS leadership led by Dr. Hite and Ms. Verjeana Jacobs in the wake of findings by the federal judge that Scott Smallwood, of Upper Marlboro and an employee of PGCPS hid his crimes of being a child rapist. The three-hour sentencing hearing on Wednesday July 18, 2012 involved home movies of sexual acts, trembling verbal testimonies from distraught family members and an exhibit of a homemade doll that resembled an anatomically correct adolescent boy Smallwood used in what U.S. District Court Judge Roger W. Titus called his own “fantasy world.” (Read more) “This is a very sad day especially since this happened again not too long ago in Bowie High School in which students were forced in prostitution by athletic coaches”, said a concerned PG parent. Another incident involving student sexual exploitation happened in Flowers High school as well under the leadership of Dr. William Hite Jr. We need to put a stop to Board of Education’s shenanigans. We have finally reached the tipping point for sure and we have had enough. Enough is enough with cover up and appointing select few who are politically connected like Ms. Monica Goldson as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in order to continue the status quo.
We have said over and over again that, The PGCPS leadership lacks vision, and they continue to bend to parents who lack the insight to recognize that their failure to have control over the student body and place the right staff in the right place has led to an environment in which few are educated but all get diplomas at the end of the school year. Thus very few college graduates emerge from this school district that has many students taking the AP exam but keeps no records on those passing the AP exam. This year for example Central High School had students photographing AP exams and posting the pages on the internet because students are used to using their cell phones while in class and the school staff is powerless to stop it. There is no doubt Dr. Hite is an outstanding education reform propagandist. Unfortunately there is no substance underneath the propaganda. The Prince George’s County public school district has seriously deteriorated under his leadership which was certainly hampered by a know nothing and do nothing school board again led by one Ms. Verjeana Jacobs.
Therefore, it is disturbing that our members of the Board of Education recently spent untold hours debating who should be included in Executive Session in an apparent battle over whether our student Board member should be included to hear set of facts involving Adult matters.
That’s really not the issue. We want our curricula to be based on sound, empirical data and grounded in common sense. Unfortunately, the best interests of our students and our county have taken a back seat to the promotion of an ideological agenda focused on Board of Education chairperson’s rival in November 2012 election.
Do we need to have public input regarding curricula coming out of the PGCPS Education Agency? Certainly. But the actions of the PGCPS BOE provide more of a distraction than meaningful oversight of our public education system.
If Dr. William Hite knew about corruption, nepotism, professional misconduct and sexual exploitation of children scandal within the system and refused to do something about it, then he isn’t and wasn’t some aging granddad who was deceived, but a canny and unfeeling power broker who put protecting his reputation ahead of protecting children and staff. There is no question he engaged in a cover-up, “an active agreement of concealment in collaboration with Chief legal counsel Mr. Roger Thomas and others within and outside PGCPS.”
The only explanation we can find for this “striking lack of empathy” is self-absorption. In asking how a paragon of virtue could have behaved like such a thoroughly bad guy, the only available answer is that Dr. William Hite Jr. is no different from Paterno who fell prey to the single most corrosive sin in sports: the belief that winning on the field makes you better and more important than other people.
We can’t afford to continue applying Band-Aids, hoping for a cure. At the very least, we should depoliticize our county board by taking partisan politics out of the mix. The last resort would be to abolish the board altogether.
The best solution, we suspect, lies somewhere in between. We look forward to working with legislators and community leaders to address the problems. The fates of our students and our future — even our history — demands it.
As Dr. William Hite Jr. prepares to jump off ship to Philly, it’s a good riddance for sure!
Verjeana Jacobs (Pictured above) must be rejected in the polls this election season for practicing corruption.
It has come to our attention that the embattled Ms. Verjeana Jacobs (Chairperson of the Board of Education – BOE) is throwing a breakfast for influential members of the board, parents and union members which includes school principals after her defeat in the primary elections.
The Reform Sasscer movement is exposing this scandal to show there is a conflict of interest and is cumulative. The scandal is being perpetrated by Dr. William Hite Jr. and Ms. Verjeana Jacobs to mobilize school Principals and the Presidents of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) into supporting a campaign for Ms. Jacobs using student funds in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) using illegal methods. In our view, this is a waste of tax payer money, bribery of the highest order and corruption. Why does Chairperson Verjeana Jacobs suddenly feel the need to have a community engagement breakfast with the unions and other leaders she has not reached out to in 6 years? On top of all, the event is taking place in an expensive restaurant. The invitation went out to PTA/PTO/PTSO Presidents, Vice Presidents and Principals in the entire PGCPS District on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 4:07 PM. (see attached breakfast). This is an attempt to undermine the smooth political campaigns and pressure the Principals and the PTA Presidents at Tax payers’ expense. This is unacceptable. We demand an immediate investigation and a full reimbursement of the tax payer’s money.
We are astounded by the turn of events by Mrs. Jacobs and Superintendent Hite. Why invite members of a union that did not endorse or support her after she was exposed for engaging in corruption in the last 6 years as the chairperson of the Board of Education in PGCPS? The reasons for her actions may include an effort to undermine the solidarity of the union or fear of exposure. She seem to have run out of steam! The Board of Education, led by Verjeana Jacobs and the administration of Dr. William Hite has been in bed with some corrupt union members as well as the former county executive Jack John for sometime. Their relationship with both Leslie Johnson and Jack Johnson have been compromising the quality of service in Prince George’s County schools. “This is another attempt to interfere and break the union inorder to maintain status quo” said one union staffer recently. However, “It will not work!”, she continued to say. Members of the public are fed up with what is going on in our schools and they are too smart to take the bait. Mrs.Verjeana Jacobs, your desperation is showing and come November 2012, the voters will speak loud and clear. They will send you home packing for good!
Thank you for your support! We are humbled by your faith in the reform Sasscer movement to carry out your message to the Pg county voters forward.
Now the second phase of our fight begins in earnest. We are going to carry our message to every nook and cranny in the Pg county School District. The future of our county and our children is at stake and we look forward to discussing these issues with citizens from every Council, town, and village in Prince Georges County (Pg). Join us in this endeavor–contact our Headquarters to find out how you can help. Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) & blogs.
We would also like to thank Mr. Edward Burroughs, Mr. David Murray, Ms. Raaheela Ahmed, Ms Carletta Fellows, Mr. Micah Watson, Mr. Dennis Smith, Mr. Sandy J. Vaughns , Ms. Deidre N. Jackson and others for running a smooth campaign. Their sincerity, honesty, and sportsmanship are commendable and made the races enjoyable. We invite them to join our campaign in our effort to give the citizens of Pg county school System – Board of Education members who will better represent everyone. The fight against corruption, proffessional misconduct and nepotism at Sasscer Administration Building and in the schools should be a concern to everybody especially the voters.
Once again, thank you for your vote of confidence in helping advance change, innovation and transformation in Prince George’s county public schools (Pgcps). Together, We look forward to making sure that Ms. Verjeana Jacobs ( Board of Education Chairperson pictured below) loses her seat in November 2012. She is and has been the epicenter of corruption in Pgcps and has failed to address the issues brought to her attention through the blogs (read more) etc.
Reform Sasscer Movement.
The public rally at sasscer last evening (12/5/2011) was a huge success. Many people turned out in solidarity to show their disgust against the leadership of Dr. William Hite Jr. There is need to treat workers with dignity and respect many speakers said. “The fight against nepotism, corruption and professional misconduct etc within the PGCPS school system must be won and won without much delay”.
Several speakers among them Senator Joan Benson, Board Member Edward Burroughs III, NAACP PG chapter President Bob Ross, Local 2250 President Shirley Adams etc spoke to the crowd. (Below are some pictures).