- There are 1,000 ATRs still rotating as of February of 2015.
- 289 ATRs left the system since April of 2014.
- 100 of the 289 ATRs left due to retirement.
- 97 took the ATR buyout (most were retiring anyway).
- 53 ATRs resigned under disciplinary charges.
- 19 ATRs were terminated due to missing interviews (10) or time and attendance issues (9).
- 18 ATRs simply resigned.
- 2 ATRs were discontinued.
What's left unsaid by the obviously biased Chalkbeat article is that the majority of ATR teachers who found a long-term placement or leave replacement (estimated to be about 1,400) in the schools are not appointed but are simply placeholders for principals to hire cheaper "newbie teachers" during the summer when the DOE allows unlimited hiring. Few ATRs are offered permanent positions and if the ATR has ten or more years of experience and makes $75,000 a year or more, the chances of being permanently hired are slim and none. Until the DOE changes how the schools are funded, the ATR issue will continue to exist and over 100 million dollars a year will be wasted on a failed ideology rather than use the money for the classroom for more resources, reduce class size, and hire qualified and certified teachers to truly help the students. Of course if you only talk to the education reformers like StudentsFirst or E4E, of course you will insinuate that the ATRs are "subpar" or "ineffective". Better to ignore the issues and slant it to make it seem that the ATRs are the problem and not the failed ideology that has resulted in the waste of talent and money at the expense of the students.