Report: Millions Paid to Teachers Who Cannot Teach in the Classroom

Monday, October 07, 2013 - 09:14 AM

school classroom (Yasmeen Khan)

The Daily News reported on Monday that the city will spend $29 million in 2013 on the salaries and benefits of educators who are considered "too dangerous or incompetent to work in public school classrooms but cannot be immediately fired."

The article  said there were 326 city educators who have been reassigned away from the classroom yet were still collecting pay, "a sharp rise from 2012, when 218 ousted teachers drained $22 million from city coffers."

Of 72 educators whose firing hearings were completed in 2013, just 32 were fired; the others received fines or suspensions. Check out the full article here.


Patricia Willens


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