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Hoboken school board text: ‘teachable moment’ or grounds to step down?

This text message was inadvertently sent by Hoboken Board of Education member Irene Korman Sobolov to Superintendent of Schools Christine Johnson, and the 8 other board members, including Peter Biancamano. The text refers to City Councilman Michael DeFusco, who is gay, and to a political supporter of his. Board member John Madigan wants Sobolov to resign. (Photo by Steve Strunsky | NJ Advance Media)
This text message was inadvertently sent by Hoboken Board of Education member Irene Korman Sobolov to Superintendent of Schools Christine Johnson, and the 8 other board members, including Peter Biancamano. The text refers to City Councilman Michael DeFusco, who is gay, and to a political supporter of his. Board member John Madigan wants Sobolov to resign. (Photo by Steve Strunsky | NJ Advance Media)

HOBOKEN — A member of the Hoboken Board of Education is calling for the resignation of a colleague who inadvertently texted a message to her colleagues containing the term ‘butt buddies,’ in reference to an openly gay city councilman and a political supporter. “For the good of the school district, she should resign,” said school board…

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  • MT Blanco

    Given the people Sobolov said she reached out to – ones not representing the larger gay community or knowledgable educators, it appears she is more circling wagons for protection. Karma for her intent to harm a potential rival of Zimmer. Fusco forgives a a calculated political measure.

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