I happened across a very disturbing – though unsurprising – article in today’s NY Post. They feature one guy out of many who is sitting in the NYC DOE rubber room collecting a fat check for doing nothing. It’s because of this idiotic policy of honoring tenure over the far more important variables of ability, propriety, and the interest of the students that hardworking, excellent young teachers are going to feel the crunch. (I’m not against tenure by any means, but I am against protecting scum who work near children and keep people like me from moving up.)
Read the Post article, then let me know what you think below.