Thursday, April 07, 2016
More Newbie Teachers To Be Hired At Six "Failed" Schools.
The New York State Education Department has decided that six schools are "out of time" and the schools will follow the infamous 18D process if they want to reapply for their positions. With the new designation, comes additional requirements on teachers that make it more difficult to recruit and retain "quality teachers". Just look at the disaster at Automotive High School, who ended up hiring a majority of "newbie teachers" with no actual teaching experience as only the CTE teachers bothered to reapply for their positions as the subject teachers rather be an ATR in another school then be required to be subject to additional requirements as a condition of employment. I predicted this result in my post earlier.
The six "out of time" schools are August Martin and John Adams High Schools in Queens, Herbert H. Lehman, Banana Kelly, and Fordham Leadership Academy For Business and Technology High Schools in the Bronx along with a middle school, also in the Bronx. The teachers who don't apply for their positions (most of them) will be assigned in September to a school for the year where a vacancy in their subject area exists. For the vast majority of those teachers it will be like going from one failing school to another. Since the better schools will be able to recruit and fill their vacancies from an eager pool of applicants willing to work in these great schools.
As for the six "out of time" schools, look for continued failure as they cannot recruit "quality teachers" Unless these six schools screen out the most behaviorally and academically challenged students, they will end up with "newbie teachers" with no teaching experience and a student body that has far too many "high needs" students. A recipe for educational disaster.