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June 23, 2009

Disciplined Teachers "Punished" By Being Paid $70 - $80,000 Per Year to Do Nothing Except Finger-Paint and Do Crossword Puzzles

Caption by AP: This May 2006 photo provided by art teacher Judith Cohen shows her sitting in front of cardboard boxes in a rubber room, in New York. Hundreds of public school teachers in New York accused of offenses ranging from insubordination to sexual misconduct, have been banished to adult detention centers known as rubber rooms, where the city can keep an eye on them, paying them their full salaries of $70,000 or $80,000 a year to essentially do nothing. Cohen says she has been waiting in a rubber room, or reassignment center since May 2006. Cohen, an art teacher, says she passes the time by painting watercolors of her fellow detainees. She is 'awaiting a decision from my hearing which was over April 21, 2009. And here I sit, waiting, and waiting and waiting...'

700 NYC teachers are being so punished.

What can you say? The teachers' union claims to be all about the kids, but I notice that its agenda seems to only about extracting more money from taxpayers and protecting grossly deficient and even criminal teachers from even being fired from their jobs.

Thanks to EdwardR.


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