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Experienced Teachers in NYC

February 9, 2009 am28 3:30 am

Mayor Bloomberg and his Chancellor, those champions of stripping experience from the system:

  1. by closing schools (and reorganizing District 79), created a pool of teachers, including many senior teachers,  who needed to find new placement
  2. by messing with funding and transfers, directly discouraged principals from hiring experienced teachers
  3. and today propose forcing these teachers out.

Their claim that that these are teachers who “nobody wants” deceives the casual listener.

It is our obligation, it is our union’s obligation, to remind the public of 1 – 3. And we need to do a better job.

It is our obligation to remind the affected teachers that we know what has happened, that we know that they have been set up. And we need to do a better job.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 9, 2009 pm28 5:50 pm 5:50 pm

    I find it disturbing that people who are NOT in education claim he/she knows better than those who are. While I am fiscal responsibility, the current Administration is hell bent on treating public services as commodities rather than human. I encourage teachers to start writing to her/his politicians at the City Council, State and Federal levels pointing out a minimum of three clear problems with the education system in New York City. If the union will not take a stand individuals MUST. Believe me the letters work!

  2. Parbatee Lakharam permalink
    February 20, 2009 am28 5:06 am 5:06 am

    I cannot find a teaching job since I graduated in June 2005. My certificate will expire next year. Without three years of teaching experience I cannot apply for the Professional (permanent) certification. I am finishing M.S. degree in Special Education this semester and have been a permanent paraprofessional since 2004.


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