Teacher for 1 year... paid 13 years for nothing.

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  1. Nemo

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    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/rubber_roomer_seat_OWvruBRA85C3E6mmIEiPTM

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    He worked just one year as a full-time teacher in New York. But he has collected nearly $1 million for 13 years for doing almost nothing.

    Aryeh Eller, 46, a former music teacher at Hillcrest HS in Queens, is the longest-sitting “rubber room†teacher in the city. He was yanked from the classroom in 1999 and confessed to repeated sexual harassment of female students, according to a 2000 investigative report.

    But a hearing officer who decides whether tenured teachers can be fired dismissed the case, ruling that Eller wasn’t told his rights. The DOE, considering him unfit for teaching, put him in a holding room for a decade.
    A classical guitarist who performs in local concerts, Eller has seen his salary rise to $85,000 due to automatic longevity increases under the teachers’ contract.

    Since his 1999 suspension, he has collected $943,000, plus health and pension benefits — and the total will hit $1 million this year....................




    ATTN Robins News department.......:facepalm:
     
  2. 1Vegasgirl

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    The teachers' unions are way too powerful. This kind of stuff makes news in California all the time too, but the teachers are not usually taken out of the classroom so quickly. Either way, it sucks that the taxpayers have to continue paying these creeps. We need more Scott Walkers.
     
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    Wtf is up with NY? I'm always hearing these stories! I'm a teacher and if I pulled that crap I'd be fired and if there was some sort of bullshit technicality I'd be back at work. There's no freaking rubber room where I work. Plus I've been teaching 12 years and his salary is higher than mine. I need to move to NY.
     
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    What State are you?
     
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    Crazy shit!
    You wonder what other deviate shit he has been up to outside the 'work' day...:facepalm:
     
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    MA. People get let go from my school all the time. But it is way easier to get rid of them in the first 3 years
     
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    John & Ken in Los Angeles talk about alot of stuff that government employee, union types do. There are so many scandles that it is hard to keep up with all of them. They have a trial going on right now with some officials in Bell, there have been many Cal Trans employees caught doing things while on the job that they had no business doing - drinking alcohol at lunch, etc. They always have good stories about the Mayor of L.A. - one recently in Mexico with Charlie Sheen.

    Our tax dollars at work (waste).
     
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    I think it's more a failure in leadership from the Department of Education. If the President can fire the air traffic controllers for going on strike, there must've been some remedy at the DOE's disposal, other than this ridiculous, decade-long stalemate. If anything, they should've paid him a single, lump-sum, fired him and then wait out the lawsuit...if he files.

    but yeah, 10 years is fucking absurd.
     
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    Which is why I don't understand why they didn't fire him for sexual harrassment. If the issue is tenure, public safety trumps that.

    Tenure isn't absolute and it certainly isn't absolute for people who break the law.
     
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    Think the UFT is powerful in New York? They're pissers compared to the Transit Workers Union. TWU 100 runs the buses and subways.
     
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    How is this teacher tenured after just one year teaching?
     
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    Yeah! Because everything you do seems legit! I mean, how else could you have 25 hours a day devoted to nothing??
     
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    The cost of living is relative unless you plan on a long commute. I could make twice the money in the city if I wanted to make the trip. But fuck all the dumb shit. Leave home at 5am and get home at 8 or 9? That shit ain't happenin'.
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    gosh
     
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    :mad:

    Can you rephrase the question please?



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    I believe this is standard. However, I am just going off the documentary "Waiting for Superman" where they talk about these rubber room teachers.

    If you want to see the power of the teacher's unions, and how we are making sure that young, promising kids are channeled into schools that pretty much guarantee their failure, watch this documentary. I am not anti union, but the teacher's union is pure evil and working against our children.

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    Obama sez this is an investment ... in our children's futures.

    You people are obviously racist tea partiers.
     
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    This is another one of those movies that should be required viewing before voting.
     
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    While obama does care about indoctrinating children as young as possible, he really cares more about the investment in union pensions.