Tuesday, August 05, 2014
How long Does It Take For A 3020-a Hearing To Result In A Decision?
I was watching the Colbert Report with the clueless Campbell Brown who told the host that it takes an average of 830 days to get rid of an incompetent teacher. However, like usual, she got it wrong. She was using old and outdated data from 2004-08 and these figures were not the average but the longest cases it took to get a decision According to the State School Board Association, the average tine for a decision during this time period, from start to finish, was 520 days and excluded New York City cases. The latest data shows a much swifter 3020-a process and that for 2013 it took only 177 days to complete the State 3020-a process, including a decision, and 190 days for the New York City cases (the union claims its 150 days for the last two years 2012-13).
It would appear that if Campbell Brown tries to use the lengthy 3020-a process as a major factor for her lawsuit, it will fail since the days when it took two or more years to reach a decision is a thing of the past and for most educators the entire 3020-a process rarely goes beyond a year.
This is yet another example of the clueless Campbell Brown using outdated and false statistics to try to prove her case. Interestingly, in her long ago cancelled cable show her slogan was "no bias, no bull". However, she violates that slogan by advocating for school districts to terminate teachers for any reason and at any time without giving them their "due process rights". What a hypocrite she is. For her it's not children first but to destroy teachers and their tenure, plain and simple.