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Bad-teacher removal: consensus now complete?



As Joanne Jacobs puts it, remarkable and refreshing: "The New York City teachers' union proposed yesterday cutting to six months the time it takes to remove incompetent teachers, speeding up a process that can now drag on for years.

"As part of a broad overhaul of the disciplinary process and evaluation system for teachers, the union president, Randi Weingarten, also called for ending so-called rubber rooms, where more than 200 teachers facing charges of malfeasance are sent to languish, some for years, while still receiving full pay. She proposed the appointment of a special master and a task force of pro bono lawyers to clear the backlog of cases." (David Herszenhorn, "Failing City Teachers Face a Faster Ax", New York Times, Jan. 15) (more).

[cross-posted from Overlawyered, where it ran Jan. 20, 2004]

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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