Skip to comments.The 4 NYC teachers banned from classrooms who rake in millions
Posted on 07/13/2014 4:04:51 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
Three of the citys longest-running rubber room teachers have raked in more than $1 million each for a decade of not working in classrooms, and a fourth is paid a top salary $100,049 a year not to teach. The Foul Four who beat sexual-misconduct charges cant be fired by the Department of Education because they are entitled to job protections under state tenure laws, which require due process. Educators are entitled to a trial with an independent hearing officer who decides whether any misconduct warrants termination.
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How does one get such a job?
I think you have to be a member of the union and molest a child.
Unions aren’t there working for the taxpayers. A situation that’s so predictable.
Easy...and I say this as a recovering educator. Get yourself a degree in education. Sign on with a big-city district with an all-powerful union. Kiss the backside of your principal and your local union shop steward on a daily basis. Work just enough to get tenure, then kick back and ride the gravy train for the next 25 years or so.
And if you decide to break the law, make sure the union has your back and exercise every hearing and appeal that you’re entitled to under existing regulations. If you’re sent to a “rubber room,” no sweat. Great chance to work on a graduate degree, or maybe launch an outside business. Previous reporting by the New York Post indicates that several rubber room teachers got other jobs and some sold real estate on the side.
I’m told the appeals process in NYC takes at least 10 years, so if the aspiring teacher/felon times it right, you can retire (with full pension) before your case is decided. I’ve also heard that granting retirement to educators in the rubber room is virtually automatic, since it “gets rid of a problem.”
Only in America and only in our education system.
What made you quit your career in education?
Every week I read yet another story that makes me soooo damn glad I moved out of that fetid, rotten, stinking, vomit inducing liberal cesspool posing as a city. I think it was last week I read a story of a pederast posing as a teacher who sent a boy 800 text messages, brought him out on “dates”, bought games and toys for him, told him how much he loved him etc etc ...and he was NOT FIRED as well, merely suspended. That city is on a fast track to becoming Detroit 2, I don’t know how Wall street is going to deal with that. I mean, either they move the whole operation or they end up getting taxed into oblivion. They are going to have to move, I don’t care how much money you make, getting taxed 80% before getting slammed with 90000 other taxes, only an idiot would deal with that kind of situation. There’s no need for Wall street down there anymore anyway, I mean what is the point of having that location? NYC is dead, it’s like doing business in a landfill.
Teachers = more sexual misconduct than liberals could possibly dream up for the Catholic Church.
This is the barometer of how doomed America is.
The Criminals are in charge
and the (alleged) “Press” are their PR-reps.
Don’t hold back. Tell us how you really feel. (LOL)
It appears that the four predators are White, I therefore assume that all the victims are also White because there is no discussion of racial harassment and financial remuneration to the victims; which they certainly would be entitled to.
You ever notice that victims of sexual harassment, particularly those who are union members, never ask the union to disciple the alleged perpetrators?
I guess some union members are more empowered than others.
There was a story just last week. Male teacher and a 14 year old boy. Somehow the teacher got off, even though the facts were not really in dispute.
Funny thing is if the libtard unions would fix this and allow these turds to be flushed there would be a lot more people sympathetic with them.
You cannot "kick back and ride the gravy train" NOW with (a) Commie Core lessons to be written and graded, (b) the huge amount of test prep currently required, (c) the 22 elements of the Danielson framework to be followed and (d) students who openly tell you, "I'm gonna get you fired, bitch," knowing what buzzwords to use in their fabrication to do exactly that. And if that's how YOU undertook your job as a teacher--kicking back and riding the gravy train--I'm glad you're out.
The "all-powerful union" you mention gave its power away with both hands. They are now a laughable paper tiger deliriously happy to take $1300 from your paychecks/year to do basically nothing on your behalf, but stab you in the back in collusion with the Bored of Ed.
There are basically no more rubber rooms, and haven't been for a couple of years, so your information is out of date. And, contrary to the anti-teacher propaganda spread by tabloids like the New York Post, rubber rooms were overwhelmingly populated by what amounted to political prisoners--teachers who had run afoul of an administrator for some reason, usually having nothing to do with their teaching. So the administrator would start to generate documentation to "prove" something bad about the teacher. This included walking into classrooms and openly soliciting the students to write statements against their teacher!
The new horrific contract streamlines the termination of veteran teachers placed in the Absentee Teacher Reserve because their schools were closed. They are treated differently and in a far inferior manner to teachers posted in regular positions in still unclosed schools in the new contract, even though they are paying equal dues. If accused by 2 different principals of as-yet totally unspecified accusations, teachers in the A.T.R. pool get a one-day hearing to be terminated, not "10 years". And this is the thanks they get for decades of devoted teaching to the students of NYC.
If you are relying on the New York Post for your information, just remember that it is owned by the scurrilous Rupert Murdoch, a crony of former mayor and teacher hater Bloomberg. You are just as likely to see page after page of scantily clad women and sexually explicit photos in its issues as you are to see anything resembling professionally written news stories.
Common core testing is not repaired by the local teachers. If Common Core is fully implemented via Internet, the testing and the grading will be done in some centralized location, the results analyzed and the student scores will become part of a permanent record.
Oddly enough, most good teachers that get caught up in that crap which this nonsense seeks to protect with all its headspinning would quit in frustration long before it got to the end and they were cleared.
I went into teaching after retiring from the military. While expecdting dramatic changes from the time I was student (25 years earlier), I was stunned by the lack of discipline in the school; the inmates were literally running the asylum and administrators were unable or unwilling to regain control.
Spent three years in teaching before moving on...most disappointing years of my life. I salute the few, quality teachers who can actually impart knowledge to the young skulls full of mush and motivate them to learn.
Unfortunately, teachers of that caliber are few and far between; these days, too many are butt kissers, clock watchers and political hacks who make sure they are aligned with their union and its policies. If you’re in tight with the (incompetent) administrators and the union shop bosses, you’re a cinch for tenure, regardless of teaching skill. And once tenure is secured, the level of effort dissipates pretty fast.
To be fair, there are still a few good public schools. My grand-daughter goes to an excellent middle school in a county where the median income is between $60-70K a year, and the parents are actively involved. But I can drive 15 miles from that location and show you schools in a near-by district that look (and operate) like something in the Third World. Actually, that’s a bit unfair, since most third world schools are more orderly than their American counterparts.
Public education in American is largely dead and done, but no one is willing to admit it. My advice to anyone with children preparing to enter school (and outside the few “quality” districts) is simple: home school, private school or move to a good district. Make the sacrifices required, and both you and your child will be eternally grateful.
I would agree, that is a likely scenario.
I always appreciate your insightful comments as a former NYC dweller myself. Where did you escape to, generally speaking?
LOL! You're not the only one who feels that way. I left in 1980 and haven't been been back for over fifteen years.
You couldn't pay me enough to go back for even one day.
Then give them their day in court.
Have you looked at the sites / links I gave you?
And both groups combined is one tenth the amount for parents and other family members.
If the link does not work cut and paste it into your browser. More than 80 percent of victims (84%) were abused by a parent or parents. Mothers acting alone were responsible for 47 percent of neglect victims and 32 percent of physical abuse victims. Non relatives, fathers acting alone, and other relatives were responsible for 29 percent, 22 percent and 19 percent, respectively, of sexual abuse victims.
I told you that the links don’t work.
And I told you to cut and paste and put it in the browser. Just as I said in post 29 on this thread.
Look at this, todays news from the cesspool. THIRTY year rap sheet, 36 arrests and he’s out walking the street engaging in his favorite hobby. And you know what, they’ll let him out AGAIN...
I read the story and I’m not surprised. Yet another reason to never return.