By Soumaly King, Christine Memoli, Maria Kaufer, Sarah Payne and Tom Renna
September 22, 2014
“As parents, we worry about a lot of things. Are we too strict? Are we too involved? Are we pushing too hard? Are we not pushing hard enough? It is endless.
But for a group of us whose children attend PS 101Q in Forest Hills, these worries were replaced by fear and frustration in late August.
We got word that Richard Parlini would be teaching first grade this year.
Parlini was suspended not once but twice during the last school year after allegations that he’d engaged in corporal punishment, verbal abuse and bullying of these small children.”