The controversial Brooklyn school principal who banned Santa and the Pledge of Allegiance will now be bringing her politically correct vision to a wider audience — thanks to a DOE promotion.
EuJin Tang, who headed PS 169 in Sunset Park, joined the Department of Education’s Division of Multilingual Learners on Sept. 1, where she is “leading coaches to improve instruction in middle schools through an equity lens,” according to an email Tang sent to school staffers last month.
Tang was paid $166,648 as a principal in 2020.
The DOE said Tang’s new title was Education Administrator and that her salary would remain the same as it was as principal.
“Ms. Tang has over 15 years of experience and will bring a wealth of knowledge to her new role supporting multilingual learners in our school communities,” said DOE spokeswoman Sarah Casasnovas.
The move had some at the school, which serves about 1,200 children, scratching their heads.
“While we’re delighted to have a new principal, we are troubled that someone with such bad judgment and poor performance has been elevated to a position in which she can do wider damage to the education of children,” one insider said. “This promotion helps explain why NYC public education is in such bad shape.”
Tang, who used to go by Eujin Jaela Kim, made waves with her politically correct pronouncements after arriving at the Sunset Park School in May 2014 .
Mentions of Christmas and Santa were out. Celebration of a “harvest festival” was suggested instead of Thanksgiving. The Pledge of Allegiance, done over the school public address system, was scrapped.
The school reversed course after The Post exposed the dictates.
Tang also mandated teachers get rid of classroom “clutter,” including books. In 2016, she directed that more than 1,000 desks be thrown out in favor of tables to be used in classrooms.
In 2019, some parents were upset about swim lessons at a Manhattan pool where second graders were in a communal locker room with nude adults. Tang mandated the swim sessions but, after an outcry, said parents could opt out.
Results on state tests slid during Tang’s tenure compared to other city schools. Student performance on the English language arts test dropped from the 61st percentile citywide in 2014 to the 32nd in 2019; while math went from the 72nd percentile to 54th, DOE stats show.
Tang did not respond to a request for comment.