On one side of this situation is the pool of teachers in the ATR. We are experienced teachers who cover the range of core subject areas, as well as the enrichment classes like art, music and technology. We come from all parts of the city and have a variety of skills and strengths. Our salaries are funded. We are a valued resource for the public school system and we are ready to go.
So what happens? The school is assigned a different teacher from the ATR each week to cover a class, or lunchroom or to monitor the hallway.
The value : Nil
The lost opportunity: Priceless.