Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Field Assassins Are "U" Rating ATRs.



























It has become increasingly obvious that the ATR field supervisors are "U" rating ATRs and preparing many of them for their 3020-a charges that inevitably will follow.  In some cases if the ATR didn't go to the Professional Development or committed a minor misconduct, the DOE will file 3020-a charges with only one "U" rating, if they believe they can convince the arbitrator that the teacher is both "incompetent and dangerous to the students".

You may ask how can the union leadership allow these phoney "flyby observations" to be used as a basis for terminating a teacher?.  Unfortunately, our disconnected union leadership doesn't seem to care.  Just look at what our union leadership agreed to with regard to the ATR in the last contract.
Now, our union leadership looks the other way while these field assassins observe ATRs in strange classrooms, with no information on the student abilities, not teaching in their subject area, and penalizes them for lesson plans left by the teacher that are not "rigorous" enough.

The DOE with our union leadership's blessing, is trying to reduce the ATR pool, not by putting the ATR back in the classroom where they belong, but instead by thinning the herd  with these "flyby observations" and unfairly giving the ATR a "U" rating.

While I watch the very obvious love affair between Chancellor Carmen Farina and UFT President Michael Mulgrew, the love does not extend to the teachers and especially the ATRs as the Chancellor is determined to terminate them and the UFT President ignores their demands for fair treatment and representation.

While its too late for this school year, please post the ATR field supervisors that "U" rated you in the last two school years. Knowledge is power and knowing which field assassins to avoid will help all ATRs in the next school year.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

A class action lawsuit on behalf of all the veteran ATRs teachers is necessary to stop the discriminatory age policies because this is systemic age discrimination.

Anonymous said...

It is the same story in Newark. I am an EWPS working outside of my certification. I received a Partially Effective rating for my annual. One more Partially Effective annual rating and I will be brought up on tenure charges.

Anonymous said...

Just Stark is by far the worst atr assassin. He is illiterate and disgusting and I hope bad things happen to him for how he treats atrs.

Anonymous said...

STARK IS A HATCHET, HE IS BEING PRESSURED FROM ABOVE. THE WHOLE Doe of NYC is corrupt.

Anonymous said...

How do you know this information? I want to know how many ATRs have lost their jobs due to U ratings by Field Supervisors and how many have been sent to a 3020-a hearing and judged to be incompetent by one 'drive by' observation? I'm just wondering if these are facts you are citing or not?

Bronx ATR said...
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cosmo edwards said...

Luz Cortazzo belongs on that list - of assassins.

Anonymous said...

Chaz how many times have I asked you to give us the names of these supervisors and you tell us to go look it up on some other site! You write many of these stories so give us the names of theses crazy atr supervisors and bad schools with crazy principals! You always leave this information out. Like in this last blog, you said some atr are being taken to a 3020a with just one u? So who is taken the atr there. What is the name of the atr supervisor and the reason he is u rating him. You can leave the name of the teacher out but give us the names of every one else

Anonymous said...

It is a system geared to attack the older teachers, and to replace them with inexperienced and cheaper teachers. The Union is well aware of the systemic discrimination going on but they will deny it, specially the queens UFT office. They even stop a rally against the abusive Principal Dwarka.

Anonymous said...

What these ATRs supervisors do not know, is that some of them are being investigated and lawsuits will be filed.

Anonymous said...

This is a process to create a hostile environment for veteran and experienced teachers, in order to push them out. It is a an environment created by the DOE.of NYC and the blessing of our Union.

ATR 25/55 said...

Stark is scum. Last fall when I was teaching (leave of absence) Stark observed me, and I thought he was going to plant a wet one on me at the post-ob he loved it so much. He observed me again the last week of May, and I was teaching a lesson in front of a class I observed for the past few days. The teacher of this class was also in the room, and afterwards said it was a very good lesson and asked me for some of my materials because he wanted to use it in his other classes. On the other hand, Stark talked to me briefly after the observation and acted very wishy-washy, saying that the end year rating was up to someone else. I had a bad feeling then, and sure enough, he delivered an unsatisfactory observation report. And yes, his literacy skills deserve a U! The fix is in, and now we get an email saying our end-year ratings will be available next week. While better than waiting until the last day as in 2014, if I don't have something by the 15th, which is 10 business days before the end of school, I'm filing a grievance. The CL at the school I'm at is a personal friend and said he will help me on this. One other issue, if a test can be bounced because it is "unfair" to minorities wanting to be teachers, how can the ATR pool not be unfair to the most senior workers?

Anonymous said...

Marino needs to be added to the list.

Anonymous said...

Goldsmith is a fair. Wouldn't mind having her next year