With the possibility of cuts in education staffing even a remote possibility, its good to remember it will be done on a last in, first out basis....
The most recent hires go first and that may take some of the more ambitious of a new generation of teachers and result in keeping those the former NYC Education Commissioner calls not even remotely capable....The NY Post reports today on a veteran social studies teachers who makes $100K a year sitting in the "rubber room" awaiting discipinary action for alleged sexual advances on students.
Recently departed NYC Education czar Joel Klein said this week it's easier to prosecute a death penalty case than it is to fire a teacher.
As long as there is a system that keeps people sitting in "rubber rooms" at a 100K, the cannot take seriously any talk of education being victimized by budget cuts....Sorry, I just can't.
Ex-Chancellor Joel Klein: It's easier to execute a killer than fire a teacher - NYPOST.com