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Standing on Principal: Because It's Time for Change
by Frank Vetro (Goodreads Author)
On February 8, 2006, Frank Vetro, the young, popular principal of a school in eastern Long Island, saw his life dramatically altered. On that day, he was arrested and effectively labeled a terrorist who had hidden under the guise of a New York educator. In Standing on Principal, he shares his personal story, detailing his arrest, his nights in jail, the court proceedings, ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published March 21st 2014 by Lulu Publishing Services
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I was immediately drawn into the author's story, and I wanted to know more. In fact, I read the book in two days. What makes it such a compelling read is its stark honesty. The reader here is not just an observer. It's as if he has been given access to the author's private diaries, where Vetro documented what was for him a gripping and unfathomable series of events. The accounts were so personal--the toll they took on him and his family, his frustration, his false hopes and his despair--that ...more
I'm an Italian American, residing in eastern Long Island. My family came to the United States so their children could have the education and opportunity they never had. In living out my family’s American dream I pursued a career in education. I graduated from college with a B.S. in 1995 and began teaching with certifications in Biology, Chemistry, and General Science. In 1998 I received my M.A. ...moreMore about Frank Vetro...