Saturday, February 28, 2015
Accountability Is Absent At The DOE
ATRs are usually notified by the DOE on Thursday, the week before their new school placement. This was agreed upon with the union to give the ATRs a chance to contact the school for their scheduled times to report and whether there is parking available. However, many of the ATRs were not notified of their placement until Friday after 4pm, too late to contact the school. That means some ATRs will show up too early for a late schedule or too late if they are assigned an early schedule and have time deducted from their CAR. Who was responsible for this snafu? The DOE, of course. However, will anybody at the DOE be disciplined for their incompetence? Don't bet on that happening.
Apparently, accountability are for teachers, if an ATR misses two mandatory interviews, they are fired. However, when somebody at the Central Bureaucracy screws up, they are not held accountable for their incompetence.