Friday, August 8, 2008

Parking Permits for Teachers


Elizabeth Green reports in the NY Sun that NYC principals have to decide which teachers will be getting the precious parking permits, which have been drastically cut by Bloomberg.

Ed Notes News is reporting that these permits will be allocated to the teachers who get the best scores on standardized tests. Not only will classroom teachers be motivated to work harder, there is the added benefit that they will be able to use all of their time and energy for test prep, not for driving around looking for the very few legal spots that exist. And of course out of classroom teachers and those who teach non testing Grades PreK -2 will either have to take public transport or walk to work. And that will serve to reduce global warming.

The UFT hailed this as a great victory. "They wanted to eliminate all permits but we drew a line in the sand," said a spokesperson for the UFT. "We are forming a bi-partisan committee to spend the year studying whether to ask for the right to deduct the costs of parking tickets from taxes. Expect a report in June 2009."

Thanks to Jeff, Loretta and Gloria




4 comments:

  1. All our permits do is allow us to park in front of schools, something we pretty much only do during school hours. I don't see the point in taking that away? Just another example of how out of touch our good pal Bloomie is.
    Unitymustgo!

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  2. Teachers have it too easy. They should walk or ride a bike to school. I know some teachers with a really big carbon footprint.

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  3. Citizen should consider what the consequence will be system wide.

    Heavy competition among teachers is of dubious value in education of children. All education and K-12 education in particular needs an extremely supportive environment.

    (So far the real data shows that most if not all of the the Bloom/Klein experiments (opps management strategies) have all failed. Hence the millions of dollars and thousands of hours on spin and generating political favors.)

    Will statistically fewer teachers drive? No! Why? look at where the teachers live, where schools are located, and the public transportation situation.

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  4. Citizen should consider what the consequence will be system wide.

    Heavy competition among teachers is of dubious value in education of children. All education and K-12 education in particular needs an extremely supportive environment.

    (So far the real data shows that most if not all of the the Bloom/Klein experiments (opps management strategies) have all failed. Hence the millions of dollars and thousands of hours on spin and generating political favors.)

    Will statistically fewer teachers drive? No! Why? look at where the teachers live, where schools are located, and the public transportation situation.

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