Dear ISR, After just a few weeks into the school year someone has posted a nasty review of my school on ISR. Actually it’s not really all that bad. I would say it’s pretty spot on.
To come to the point, the board chair showed up at school on Monday with two attorneys and launched an all-out inquisition to find out who wrote the review. They were calling us into the director’s office one-at-a-time and interrogating us, claiming they know who wrote the review. It’s obvious they don’t have a clue but they’re aggressive and convincing, leaving some staff in tears.
The director, who is the board chair’s lap dog, says he has a good friend at ISR who will tell him who wrote the review. Could this be true? I would like to hear from ISR: Is this possible?
ISR Reply: Even if your Director planted his brother on our staff he could not find out who wrote the Review. Our anonymous submission forms are set up to protect an author’s identity. They are 100% anonymous. The only person who knows who wrote a particular Review is the author him/herself.
So far they haven’t formally accused anyone of posting the review. Who knows what they will try next! I see from reading reviews that other teachers have been through this ugly scenario. One reviewer said their admin was on a witch hunt to flush out whoever dared to write a negative review. It would be reassuring and morale boosting for us at the school to learn about other teachers’ experiences in this arena and how they dealt with it as a faculty. Any support or help through this situation would be very much appreciated.
Sincerely, (name withheld)