Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The New York Post Editorial Board Are A Bunch Of Hypocrites.
In today's New York Post, the paper's Editorial Board made it seem that all ATRs are "bad" or unwanted teachers. If you were unaware of how the DOE operates, the reader would think that the ATR pool consists of poorly performing teachers and not that principals don't or won't hire ATRs because of their salary, institutional memory, and seniority. Yet, the same Editorial Board supported the hiring of unqualified teachers at SUNY's charter schools and hoped it expands to the public schools.
How can you support the hiring of untrained and unqualified people to teach students on one hand and then be against the hiring of veteran teachers who are properly certified and experienced? The answer is simple, the New York Post Editorial Board is a bunch of hypocrites! Obviously, ideology trumps common sense. What parent would want their child to be a guinea pig by having a "newbie", with no education training and experience with children, instructing them? Apparently, the New York Post Editorial Board does since they support privatizing the public schools. .
The New York Post Editorial Board does not care about students, they simply follow the education deformer philosophy that teaching is a temporary and transitional job, without a pension and other benefits, until a real professional occupation is found. Much like the Teach For America model. Remember, its really not about the children its about the ideology and that's why they are hypocrites.