Rubber Rooms


City Sues Union Over 'Rubber Room' Agreement

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Bloomberg administration is suing the teachers union for failing to comply with an agreement intended to expedite cases involving teachers accused of misconduct or incompetence. The city claims the union has failed to uphold its end of the deal to expand the number of hearing officers from 20 to 39, thwarting the goal of the 2010 agreement.

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Explainer: How City Teachers Are Punished

Friday, April 13, 2012

The recent outcry over the arrests of several New York City teachers accused of sexual misconduct has left many parents wondering how teachers are disciplined and whether too many were allowed to keep their jobs even after complaints are lodged.

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More than Half of Rubber Room Teachers Bounce Back to Classrooms

Friday, March 11, 2011

The reassignment centers known as rubber rooms may be a thing of the past, but the city's Department of Education has yet to fully eliminate the number of teachers awaiting disciplinary proceedings. And most of those who were in limbo are now back in schools.

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Former Rubber Room Teachers May File Grievances

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The city's Department of Education says some former rubber room teachers are planning to file grievances because they don't like their new assignments.

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Some Rubber Room Teachers Say They're Still Waiting

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Last spring, the city and the teachers union agreed to close the infamous “rubber rooms” and assign teachers waiting for their disciplinary hearings to work in Department of Education offices. But a few teachers claim it’s not what they expected.

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