Fewer teachers relegated to New York City “rubber rooms”

Oct. 16, 2012
But school system still is paying $22 million this year to educators removed from duties while awaiting disciplinary hearings

From The New York Daily News: Educators accused of breaking rules, abusing kids — or simply failing to provide students with a decent education — will be paid $22 million by New York City this year for doing nothing. More than two years have passed since city officials and the teachers union announced that they’d found a way to shut down the reassignment centers—a.k.a.“rubber rooms”—where as many as 800 teachers languished — sometimes for years — awaiting disciplinary hearings. Since then, the number of teachers collecting a salary while their disciplinary cases are pending has fallen to a little more than 200 teachers.

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