The latest statistics supplied by the DOE via Gotham Schools, shows that 10% of the ATRs have found provisional (not permanent) placements in schools throughout New York City. This leaves approximately 1,200 ATRs who are forced to move weekly to different schools. Interestingly, the longer term ATRs had less success in finding a long-term placement, with only 4.4% long-term ATRs were able to find a position for the school year. It would seem that principals were not interested in the ATRs that had been in the pool over a year and is similar to employers who don't want to hire the long term unemployed as if there is something wrong with them.
The real question is the information behind the statistics that the DOE has but has not made available. Here is the information that needs to be given to determine who is being offered positions and who are not.
- What is the average age of the ATRs selected by the schools when compared to the age of the entire ATR pool?
- What is the average salary of the ATRs selected by the schools when compared to the salary of the entire ATR pool?
- How many years of experience did the ATRs selected by the schools have when compared to the experience of he entire ATR pool?
The statistics are nice but it's the information behind the statistics that is needed to adequately determine what is really going on in the ATR hiring process.