Thursday, April 18, 2019
For Experienced Teachers The Open Market Transfer System Is A Joke
The Open Market Transfer System (OMTS) is now open. However, if you are a veteran teacher, the OMTS is simply a joke since principals are only looking for cheap and "newbie" teachers. This is because the DOE inspired Fair Student Funding penalizes principals who hire veteran teachers.
While the DOE and UFT will not admit it, the OMTS is only successfully used by untenured teachers. Few veteran teachers can use the OMTS to transfer to another school.
Ask any veteran teacher if they were able to transfer to another school, using the OMTS if they have ten or more years of teaching experience and you will find out that the numbers are few. Many veteran teachers can't even get a simple interview least a job offer!.
The OTMS is only useful for inexperienced and untenured teachers, experienced teachers need not apply.