Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Senior Teachers Still Targeted
Chancellor Richard Carranza is the first Chancellor since Rudy Crew that is not antagonistic toward teachers. However, despite substantiate changes at the DOE, the majority at Tweed are still holdovers from the Bloomberg years and are responsible for the policies that still govern the schools.
While some people believe that the Chancellor has indicated that he wants to make things better for teachers, just look how the DOE targets senior teachers. As Chancellor he could instantly eliminate the policies that encourage the targeting of senior teachers. School based fair student funding that discriminates against senior teachers and having DOE Central responsible for teacher salaries and not the schools.. He can also penalize principals who refuse to hire from the ATR pool before being allowed to hire "newbies".
Time will tell if the Chancellor will use his authority to eliminate the Bloomberg ideology that still permeates throughout the DOE ans have the DOE collaborate with teachers rather than viewed as the enemy as they are presently.