UFT Solidarity


Organizer Peter Maliarakis



10,500 People in One Week Create Viral Rally for Ousting Corrupt HS Principal

Press release

Queens, New York, July 9, 2015 — In just one week over 10,500 people including parents, teachers, students, alumni, and taxpayers have joined the “Things You Never Knew About Bryant High School” Facebook group as word has spread about the W.C. Bryant High School Rally taking place on Saturday, July 11, 2015, 12pm at 48-10 31 Avenue, Astoria, NY 11103.  Follow this link to view the Facebook group:

This rally is in protest of Principal Namita Dwarka’s pattern of illegal retaliation against school teachers and personnel who whistleblow numerous incidents including discrimination, intimidation, misappropriation of school funds, violations of the Student’s Bill of Rights, falsification of student and teacher records, and abuse of employees.  For example, according to the New York Post, Peter Maliarakis, a gym teacher at Bryant High School, was punished by Bryant High School Principal Namita Dwarka for advocating for his students’ right to a safe and sanitary fitness center.   More can be read about this story here:  

Incidentally, Peter Maliarakis, along with members of the UFT Solidarity Caucus ( and the public, are spearheading this rally to insist that the NYCDOE hold Principal Namita Dwarka accountable for her actions.

The time is now for the pattern of “no accountability” for NYC abusive school administrators to end in the NYCDOE (  Thousands of concerned hardworking law abiding citizens are uniting for one sole purpose:  a fair and equitable and safe environment for EVERY student and teacher in the NYCDOE.  Pledge to attend the rally on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Bryant High School and sign the petition now:

For more information contact UFT Solidarity Caucus at or 646-8UFT4US.

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