Monday, August 6, 2007

UFT/DOE Plan for ATR's

Modeled on the day laborer concept, the UFT and Tweed have agreed on a plan to address the numerous ATR's (absentee teacher reserves) who have been left out in the cold by closing schools and a failed Open Market System. ATR's will line up at 6 AM at specially designated Transfer Stations. Principals will be given pick-up trucks and drive around picking up teachers.

"We feel we have finally come up with a plan that is fair and equitable for all," said a UFT spokesperson. "It is true principals will be allowed to ask teachers to jump as high as they can while the truck is moving and those that are able to grab on without falling off will be hired. But the old system was much worse."


  1. Day laborers will be envious NO??

  2. I am not sure if you are serious or just being sarcastic....

    See, I can really see the UFT agreeing to this and the DOE doing this.....

  3. No matter how sarcastic we get, the realm of possibility will far outstrip it. In truth, nothing is really funny anymore.

  4. There is an article in the Village Voice this week in which the Teaching Fellows program is exposed for the sham that it is.....

    Most telling about the DOE's attitude about veteran teachers was said by Vicki Bernstein, the Department of Education's executive director of teacher recruitment and quality:

    Having to replace half of the teaching force twice a decade is, in Bernstein's eyes, just a necessity of modern life. "Nobody stays in a career for 30 years anymore," she says. "It is just the general labor market."

    You can click here for the rest of the article:,demause,77415,15.html

  5. Seriously, does ICE even serve a real purpose other than to drive a wedge within our union? Has ICE ever accomplished anything worthy of mention? And no, a sham presidential candidate in the last election, shoddy quality YouTube films, and heckling during the Delegate Assembly doesn't count.

    -Son Of Unity, the next generation
    I'll be back!

  6. i hope your post doesn't give Bloomberg and Klein any ideas.


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