Friday, March 20, 2009
Will ATRs Be Equated to AIG Exec Bonus Babies?
Chaz School Daze reports principals are still not hiring ATRs for the classroom despite the UFT/DOE agreement. "Today's New York Daily News reported that only 16 ATRs have been hired to fill a classroom vacancy since the November 2008 agreement while 295 "newbie" teachers have filled the rest."
Coming soon from the BloomKlein/corporate/New Teacher Project/charter school conglomerate:
Calls for termination of ATRs because they have proven to be "unemployable." Just watch the witch hunt with the economic crisis as a backdrop. Soon they will have the public out with pitchforks like they are currently after AIG exec bonus babies. By the time they get through, AIG will smell like a rose compared to ATRs.
The UFT will claim of course it could have been worse. They successfully lobbied to get the tips of the pitchfork spines blunted.