Jeff Broomes Drags Parkinson Secondary School into the Public Eye

The Alexandra Commission of Inquiry headed by retired Justice Frederick Waterman was established by the Prime Minister as a means to resolve the long running conflict between former principal Jeff Broomes and the Barbados Secondary Teachers Union (BSTU). The Ministry of Education at the conclusion of the Inquiry transferred 18 teachers AND Jeff Broomes who was appointed principal of Parkinson School. Less than two years later Uncle Jeff is at the centre of another dispute at his latest school. It is too early for the fair minded to take sides even if the protagonists are the same.

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91 Comments on “Jeff Broomes Drags Parkinson Secondary School into the Public Eye”

  1. Cin Cin August 24, 2014 at 4:34 PM #

    We need to assist Broomes and others with the balls like Broomes and stop the criticism.
    We have a young violent drug craved society.
    The funny thing is that some of the older folks are joining them instead of mellowing in their twilight years.


  2. Cin Cin August 24, 2014 at 4:38 PM #

    Next five years or so we will be begging for help against this troubled society.
    No work…
    The have nots terrorizing the haves….
    We hearing daily “we have to eat too”


  3. David August 27, 2014 at 3:38 AM #

    The ministry will meet with concerned teachers from Parkinson next week. Bone of contention, Broomes bringing in temps (did not know principals have the authority to hire temps) and his demand to design the school curriculum to teach subjects during school time and not after hours. We know teaching after hours is big business for teachers.

    What we have is the beginning of AX all over again. BU notes Broomes has indicated his concerns and rising tension at Parkinson was documented in a letter and sent to the ministry of education which according to him has not been acknowledged. God help us!


  4. David August 27, 2014 at 9:21 AM #

    @Bush Tea

    No big fan of Broomes but based on what we know of the system (like you) maintaining the status quo will continue to produce those 11+ students who gain less than 20 marks and the problem is papered over because they ‘pass’ for a secondary school.


  5. David August 27, 2014 at 9:50 AM #

    Are we surprised?  Remember that change must be managed.

    UWI roll tumbles


  6. Bush Tea August 27, 2014 at 8:37 AM #

    @ David
    How many times does Bushie have to tell you that THE problem with education in Barbados is the Ministry of Education?
    Here is a set of clowns whose role is to appoint lackies and yard fowls to too positions, and then to micromanage every aspect of school life such as discipline, time-tables, staff assignments etc….. …with piss poor results.

    Furthermore, THERE IS NO PUBLIC REPORTING OF RESULTS, so Bajans are UNABLE to see just how BAD things really are….
    We are fooled every year with the dozen or so “scholarship winners”… While THOUSANDS fall through the cracks….

    When rebels like Broomes come along (even if aided with a few grogs) and tries to change things, it is only obvious that he will lose..

    It is too late anyway…we have ALL lost already….
    Broomes should just do like all the others and keep a low profile until pension time….

    We always get exactly what we deserve…..


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