The Fight over Flunked-Out Teachers

Mayor de Blasio wants to fill open teaching jobs with unqualified candidates.

Source: The Fight over Flunked-Out Teachers

The administration claims that it will give ATR teachers one year to show their effectiveness and that it will follow the required legal process to remove poor performers. But the main reason that the ATR exists is because it’s nearly impossible to fire teachers. The city hasn’t suddenly decided that the ATR teachers are competent—it just needs to fill slots, especially at struggling schools, which tend to have higher turnover.



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