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Vigil Monday at City Hall

November 26, 2007 am30 7:46 am

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Candlelight Vigil at Tweed, Monday November 26

We all believe every student deserves a qualified teacher, and nobody disputes the DOE’s responsibility in that regard. But there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it.

A “gotcha” squad of lawyers and retired principals led by a prosecutor to go after tenured teachers is the wrong way. Let’s tell Chancellor Klein loud and clear that this city’s hard-working teachers and the students they serve deserve better.

The DOE should instead be providing the resources and support that struggling schools and teachers need to improve instruction.

The predominant issue underlying teacher quality is why so many good teachers leave. Resignations of certified teachers, not including retirements, hit a record high of 4,606 last calendar year – up dramatically from 2001.

We are holding a candlelight vigil outside DOE headquarters (52 Chambers St.) starting at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26 to protest the establishment of the Teacher Performance Unit and to call for respect for city teachers.

When you join us, please bundle up!

(I edited it slightly. Original was signed by randi – jd2718)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Chaz permalink
    November 28, 2007 am30 5:01 am 5:01 am

    It’s a pity it took Randi five years to see how anti-teacher the Kleinberg DOE is. Maybe if she had done this five years ago there would be few ATR’s, a small number of teachers in the “rubber room” and a true respect of teachers. Now I’m afraid the system is going to see a mass exodus of teachers once 25/55 is approved by the State.


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