Wednesday, October 24, 2012

ATR Reports on Bronx UFT Meeting

One of our correspondents sent this along with a handout. Look for more reports from this and other meetings at the NYCATR blog which I am  managing temporarily.
About 100 attendees. Meeting well run by Amy ( only speaker from UFT ). about 15 were guidance/social workers. 65 % female; 50 % non white. 1/3 first time ATRS. 1800 ATR # confirmed. UFT seems to be pushing ATR rights a little more; supposedly DOE is clamping down on Principal ATR abuses; UFT wants ATRs to notify them promptly of any perceived problems. NO ATR chapter will be formed.

Crowd was fairly passive but had many questions but little new info. UFT meets with DOE regularly; one person asked if ATRs could serve as mentors or teacher assists in CR; say they brought this up to DOE but was rejected.

Amy emphasized that ATRs must be treated just like other teachers in the school.

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