NYC to stop paying teachers to do not...

NYC to stop paying teachers to do nothing

There are 24 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Apr 15, 2010, titled NYC to stop paying teachers to do nothing. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

The city and the teachers' union have worked out a deal to stop putting hundreds of teachers waiting for disciplinary hearings in "rubber rooms," and will close the centers this fall, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Thursday.

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John Doe 000069

York, PA

#1 Apr 15, 2010
See why labor unions need to be torn down? Let's pay teachers to do nothing. Worthless labor unions.
Balto

Oakdale, NY

#2 Apr 15, 2010
They'll still be doing nothing at full pay except pushing papers and doing worthless "make work". This deal is all smoke and mirrors. The teachers' union has a lock on government handouts to bums.

“Trying is...”

Since: Feb 08

the first step towards failure

#3 Apr 15, 2010
The title indicates that the City will close all public schools, but I see now that they'll only stop paying a small percentage of teachers to do nothing.
Jimmy Crack Corn

Lynbrook, NY

#4 Apr 15, 2010
70K+ for a part time job, mostly babysitting. Unreal.

Since: Aug 09

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#5 Apr 15, 2010
Will these 600 or so teachers now be terminated or will they be asked to teach again?
shameless-li

Denver, CO

#6 Apr 15, 2010
they should have been suspended without pay or fired.
i can't believe that they were on full pay sitting around doing nothing all day.
the teachers union got to go.
plottmasteram

Union City, NJ

#7 Apr 15, 2010
Another cottage industry,real estate taxes,building maintainance and more administrators to oversee the program.Taxpayer scammed not only for the teachers salary.The whole set up is a tax waste.
end the hate

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Apr 15, 2010
Jimmy Crack Corn wrote:
70K+ for a part time job, mostly babysitting. Unreal.
And dealing with annoying, ruthless kids and their even more annoying, ruthless parents.
HangUpAndDrive

Bethpage, NY

#9 Apr 15, 2010
end the hate wrote:
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And dealing with annoying, ruthless kids and their even more annoying, ruthless parents.
Some of those ruthless kids even doodle on their desktops!
Bred Right

Mount Laurel, NJ

#10 Apr 15, 2010
I hope they don't stop paying all government employees who do nothing. Our enemployment rate will soar.
HangUpAndDrive

Bethpage, NY

#11 Apr 15, 2010
I wonder where Ruth is?

Then I crossed MacArthur Park and walked into a great sandstone building.
Bloke

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Apr 15, 2010
Anybody that can makes me this smarts deserves 70k .

“It might have been !!!”

Since: Aug 07

F&P City

#13 Apr 15, 2010
end the hate wrote:
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And dealing with annoying, ruthless kids and their even more annoying, ruthless parents.
A good teacher knows how to keep the kids in line.
Hang up and Diddle

York, PA

#14 Apr 15, 2010
HangUpAndDrive wrote:
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Some of those ruthless kids even doodle on their desktops!
Not only that, but some even DIDDLE on desktops, WITH teachers! Ok if you are a female teacher, but life in prison if male.
Just_Me

United States

#15 Apr 15, 2010
John Dope wrote:
See why labor unions need to be torn down? Let's pay teachers to do nothing. Worthless labor unions.
Blah, Blah, Blah... I'll die where I stand if you ever start posting anything that resembles the use of critical reasoning skills.
Just_Me

United States

#16 Apr 15, 2010
LI Raised wrote:
Will these 600 or so teachers now be terminated or will they be asked to teach again?
No. Their cases would be heard and a determination of "guilt" will be made over whatever offense cause the disciplinary action. Some may be fired and some may be put back to work as teachers again.
Just_Me

United States

#17 Apr 15, 2010
Tap San in LIC wrote:
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A good teacher knows how to keep the kids in line.
Keeping some kids in line requires the ability for teachers to throw chalkboard erasers like they could back in the day.

There is a positive correlation over time between the increasing restrictions of physically disciplining a rowdy child and the increasing number of rowdy children in class.
Jimmy Crack Corn

Lynbrook, NY

#18 Apr 15, 2010
end the hate wrote:
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And dealing with annoying, ruthless kids and their even more annoying, ruthless parents.
I hear you. I understand that can be a tough job. I'm in favor of two kinds of reform:

1) Merit-based salary for teachers.

2) Merit-based promotion and tracking for students.

One of the featured "tracks" for students who cannot behave like they are supposed to is "OUTSIDE AND NOT COMING BACK".

Just make that clear up front, that bad behavior isn't tolerated and there are certain types of behavior that are going to make your child persona non grata at the school. And if parents don't have the ability or desire to control their child's behavior, that's fine, they can deal with the consequences 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - AT HOME.
Father MulCahey

Huntington, NY

#19 Apr 15, 2010
Just_Me wrote:
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Keeping some kids in line requires the ability for teachers to throw chalkboard erasers like they could back in the day.
There is a positive correlation over time between the increasing restrictions of physically disciplining a rowdy child and the increasing number of rowdy children in class.
I'm all for beating the living daylights out of the kids that act unruly. Respect is earned, not given blanketly.

Amen. God loves you.
end the hate

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Apr 15, 2010
Tap San in LIC wrote:
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A good teacher knows how to keep the kids in line.
Yes they do but good behaviour starts at home!

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