UFT urges DOE to save city funds by helping ATRs find permanent posts
I'm going to the theater so I don't have time to comment, but here's her proposals:
Weingarten noted that the union has worked hard to help ATRs find permanent jobs, having filed an age discrimination suit against the DOE as well as a union-initiated grievance that is pending. The union has also sought to negotiate a moratorium on new hires to give the DOE a chance to place ATRs and has cited the funding formula for its negative effect on them. Today Weingarten reiterated her call for the DOE to cover the additional salary costs of ATRs and end the pay disincentive for principals in order to put them on equal footing with new teachers in terms of seeking placements.
She added that in light of Mayor Bloomberg’s latest rounds of budget cuts, the DOE should:
— Establish an immediate hiring freeze at the central DOE and at schools for any license areas where there are people in excess and available for placement.
— Embark upon a redeployment of teachers and other excessed personnel in the ATR pool.
— Develop a program to recertify excessed personnel in additional license areas so that they are available to fill vacancies as they arise.
The last one is new, and pretty interesting . . .
I've been teaching health for a couple of weeks and am getting really into Maslow, Erikson, and Sigmund Freud.