A Bronx community education college graduate can’t get a job at the Bronx Community College Board of Trustees because she can’t speak English.
The Bronx Community Education Center (BCEC) on Wednesday announced that one of its employees, Kaitlyn Bonta, will not be allowed to work at the nonprofit school after the school denied her the chance to transfer to another institution.”BCEC is deeply disappointed that Ms. Bontac has not been able to move forward with her transfer, as she is currently unable to speak English,” said the organization in a statement Wednesday.
“BCEC stands behind the success of our graduates who have been recognized as leaders in the Bronx community.
We are committed to ensuring all of our students, both new and veteran, have access to a quality education.”
The school said Bonto had been working in the office as a teaching assistant, but had no prior experience with the school.BCEC’s president, David Sisko, said Bonto had been an enthusiastic participant in the school’s leadership program.
Sisko said Bontea’s academic achievements had “reminded” him of former president Michelle Rhee.
She was a member of the Board of Directors for the Bronx City College, and Rhee was the first African American president of a public higher education institution in the country, according to Siskos website.