IS IT ME OR IS THIS JUST RIDICULOUS???
700 NYC teachers are paid to do nothing
NEW YORK – Hundreds of New York City public school teachers accused of offenses ranging from insubordination to sexual misconduct are being paid their full salaries to sit around all day playing Scrabble, surfing the Internet or just staring at the wall, if that's what they want to do.
Because their union contract makes it extremely difficult to fire them, the teachers have been banished by the school system to its "rubber rooms" — off-campus office space where they wait months, even years, for their disciplinary hearings.
The 700 or so teachers can practice yoga, work on their novels, paint portraits of their colleagues — pretty much anything but school work. They have summer vacation just like their classroom colleagues and enjoy weekends and holidays through the school year
Asked by Anonymous at 7:51 PM on Jun. 23, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by BEXi at 8:22 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
Looks like the union runs the school, not the administration.
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