Skip to content

Unanswered question about transfers

May 17, 2009 pm31 12:12 pm

During the discussions leading up to the adoption of the 2005 UFT contract (lots of money in return for horrendous givebacks), I asked the following question on EdWize:

  • 19 jd2718
    · Oct 22, 2005 at 4:53 pm

    Three off-topic questions that haven’t been answered elsewhere.

    2. Under the new transfer system, what keeps a principal from rejecting all UFT applicants and hiring off the street? Imaging, if you will, that the principal’s neighbor’s kid just graduated from Teachers College…

    Or remember Diana Lam’s husband? Will that sort of story become legal, and routine?

Just found it by accident, and noticed that no one ever tried to answer. Of course, reality was worse than my imagination.

I thought the lack of union control would lead to rampant nepotism. In fact, it led to widespread discrimination against senior teachers.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: