The Rubber Room

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    I just ran across this and thought it was interesting.. My general feeling is that with teachers unions, tenure and the fact that teachers can't be fired .. well it sucks.. Could I be wrong?

    New York City and its teachers union agreed this week to shut down so-called "rubber rooms," reassignment centers where hundreds of suspended teachers go each school day instead of the classroom while their cases are pending. The teachers can sit for years and do nothing while still getting paid.

    Because the teachers all have tenure, they can't be fired or returned to the classroom until the allegations of misconduct or incompetence have been investigated. The situation had become an embarrassment for the city and the union.

    NYC To Close 'Rubber Rooms' For Teachers In Trouble : NPR
     
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    old news.
     
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    It shouldn't be. It be a source of perpetual outrage by the taxpayers and the union.
     
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    jillian.....YOU are Right....
     
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    Looks like a good way to cut local abuse of tax dollars.
     
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    except it was done to death on this board....

    and ny already said they're getting rid of the rooms.

    so the point is kind of moot.
     
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    :whip:.. Gee, sorry jillian.. I completely missed it in the past...
     
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    The Rubber Room

    Damn. I thought this was a thread about the USMB and it's denizens.
     
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    Ringel, did I mention of have a big penis?
     
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