Monday, August 6, 2012

Hip Hip hooray?

Well, I received my copy of New York Teacher in the mail the other day.  I guess it was the Victory Edition because it was all of four pages plus the Educational Supplement. The headline, we all know by now, was the judge's ruling that upheld the arbitrator's decision about the DOE efforts to decimate the staff at the 24 schools in question. All this is great, especially if you are one of those whose head was on the block. However, on the same page in the paper was the article Good news city budget.  I quote, "In more good news, no teachers or school aides will be laid off in the 2013 budget and, for the first time in five years, there is funding to replace departing teachers.” OK, so did I miss something? You mean there is money for teachers, you mean that those qualified teachers consigned to the ATR squadron due to budget cuts reflecting the purportedly reduced student population, will be called back to their classrooms because budgets are restored?  Is this money going to the schools to be disbursed as the principal sees fit? I ask only because I am, as of now, along with about 1000 other teachers, out of a classroom due to no fault of my own.  My position was eliminated because of a budget crunch -- or so I was told. So, money is back - yeah? So where is the email from my school welcoming me back with open arms?


  1. Your old principal welcomed two untenured newbie teachers in your place.

  2. It doesn't surprise me...I was told that I would be the next re-hire on the list...don't let the door hit ya in the arse on the way out ...and duplicity reigns. This is just what I'm ranting about.