Saturday, March 11, 2006

Common Good: 83 Steps to Fire a N.Y. Teacher

Common Good: 83 Steps to Fire a N.Y. Teacher: "Reports The Washington Post:

'The phrase 'in a New York minute' probably doesn't apply to the city's school bureaucracy, which serves 1 million students, says Common Good, a reform group.'

It takes 66 'bureaucratic steps' to suspend a disruptive student, and 83 to fire an incompetent teacher, the Post notes, citing Common Good's new Over Ruled study.

Harvey Robins, former deputy chancellor of the New York City public schools said, 'Control of schools is meaningless . . . unless you cut the 250-page teachers contract down to five pages.'"