Tuesday, May 24, 2011

No More Getting Sent To The "Rubber Room?"

New York Senate Reviewing Teacher Discipline

By: YNN Staff

A New York Senate hearing Monday revealed school districts are declining to act against some bad teachers because of the costly disciplinary process and many accused teachers quietly resign.

Testimony by the state education department and school boards association said districts are declining to go after some teachers under the existing process.

The official process is aimed at firing tenured teachers for incompetence and misconduct and could lead to revocation of their state teacher license.

Unions agree teachers are settling cases privately, but say the concern is exaggerated.

The school boards group said the number of bad teachers avoiding the disciplinary process isn't known, but appears substantial.


Anonymous said...

This is just one more result of a bad agreement made with the teacher unions so they wouldn't strike. We gave them almost everything they wanted: job security without performance evaluations, raises without efficiency, endless benefits without any need for them to be part of the search for low costs, etc, etc etc. Now they have the discipline so tied up in appeals that the districts cave in on this as well.
If the governor wants some reform, he'll look at the "uber-contract" NY has with the teachers and make some adjustments. Wait for the outcry from the well heeled unions when that ever happens!

The lesson from all this is: When you start to dance with the Devil, you don't stop until HE'S tired.

Anonymous said...

How come when Greece brings charges gainst their teachers they fight them instead of "resigning quietly"? Wasn't there a case recently about a teacher in Greece? I believe there was also a lawsuit involved in this as well. Anyone?

SCATS said...

To 4:07PM ~~ First of all, I'm not sure I believe the statement made by the media, especially since they didn't elaborate. How many is "many"? I think the answer to your question is spelled G-T-A ... U-N-I-O-N.

Charlie Hubbard said...

10:25 - excellent posting

Bottom line is more $$ is not now nor has it ever been the key to better education. Until these worthless (give/away) contracts are cleaned up improvements will not occur.

Again 10:25 - good job.