The DOE has made some concessions with the UFT & (Parent Groups) on some of the provisions in the Children First reforms.
The first that was a major sticking point for parents and educators alike were teacher's salaries, especially teachers with seniority.I see it as a great thing that teachers with experience will be protected, what I do not like is the back door provision that when the teacher retires or leaves that said money can be spent on a a teacher with a lessor salary and the remainder of the monies can be spent as the principal sees fit. Now I know the Principal should be able to choose the best person for the job, I don't argue that point, but.....if a school is strapped for cash what will the Principal ultimately choose?
The Rally for May 9th has been cancelled. Well I say that we should still hold this rally. To show that we still disagree with the reforms, hey can we can agree or disagree right Randi? I say we DISAGREE!!!!
I am happy the UFT spoke up for the teachers and the Mayor has conceded on salaries, but at what sacrifice to the child?
I am still wondering what parents were available on the meetings, it was not CPAC or CEC you know the parents who disagree with the funding, the parents who have been drawing up resolutions AGAINST the funding. The ones who oppose what Kleinberg are trying to do.
I have no faith in the DOE and any new reforms they are trying to pass, I remember them all. It is just business as usual
and the New York Times article
I am sure there are more and I would love to see the links