Sunday, July 22, 2018
The Open Market Transfer System Is Still A Joke For Veteran Teachers.
The summer of 2018 is a time when teachers, dissatisfied with their existing school, can seek to transfer to another school. However, since the implementation of school based Fair Student Funding (fsf) only teachers with less than five years of experience, especially if they are not tenured, are able to be hired since the more experienced teachers are too much of a hit on the school budget,
Ask any teacher who has ten or more years of experience if they are even offered an interview? The answer is probably no. The Open Market Transfer System (OMTS) is simply a sick joke when it comes to experienced teachers. While there are always some exceptions, like hiring a bilingual Special Education teacher for example. For the vast majority of experienced teachers it's a futile process and despite a new Chancellor, nothing has changed since the OMTS started in 2006.
Interestingly, the DOE and the UFT refuse to publish the demographic breakdown of theteachers hired through the OMTS and for good reason as the OTMS statistics would most certainly show a pattern of discrimination against veteran teachers.
The bottom line is that the OMTS is just a sick joke, You can read my previous artices on the Open Market Transfer System Here, Here, Here, and Here.