Dozens of angry relatives rallied Thursday at City Hall and called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to embankment his devise to place unassigned teachers in the open schools.
The criticism came as de Blasio prepares to place up to 400 teachers from a dear pool of sailing educators — famous as the Absent Teacher Reserve — into vacancies at open schools, either principals wish them or not.
The city’s new ATR policy starts after this month and differs from the common process of staffing city schools where principals name teachers from an open market.
Parents at the criticism orderly by the preparation remodel organisation StudentsFirstNY pronounced the unassigned teachers are subpar and principals should have the embodiment to select their staffers.
“I’m doing all we can to keep my children on the right track, to make certain that they don’t tumble too distant behind,” pronounced Bronx mom Gloria Alfinez, whose kids attend city schools.
“I am fearful that one of these ATR teachers could derail their education,” she added.
StudentsFirstNY organizer Darlene Boston pronounced the unassigned teachers would finish up in underserved communities where schools tend to have some-more staff vacancies.
“They’re going to Bed-Stuy, Brownsville, the Bronx,” Boston said. “They have districts in the south Bronx that have over 40% vacancies in some schools.”
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The city has sought to revoke the ATR pool for years, with buyouts worth up to $50,000.
As of April, the pool was stoical of 822 teachers and a handful of administrators and other staffers.
Educators may be reserved to the ATR pool when a school closes or if their position at a school is eliminated.
Critics of the arrangement charge teachers may also be changed to the pool as an unaccepted disciplinary measure.
Education Department officials pronounced the city spent roughly $150 million to compensate for the unassigned educators in the school year that finished in June.
Olivia Lapeyrolerie, a mouthpiece for Mayor de Blasio, pronounced ATR teachers have been operative in classrooms given the pool was shaped in 2005.
“The new policy is about better using the ATR to meet schools’ needs,” Lapeyrolerie said. “We simply won’t compare any ATR teacher to a yearlong cavity if we have any concerns about their work story or performance.”
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