ATRs, the unrepresented -- no elected representatives in the UFT

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Hello, ATRs are suing

Monday, October 15, 2018

UFT ATR meetings this week - Placement is the front and center issue


Official UFT ATR meetings where 
the UFT will discuss 
placements and evaluation 
and other questions we may have.

Which plan for observations will be put under? The one for probationers?

How can we can the DOE place us 
without getting proper Danielson training and new technology practice?

We'll be compared against teachers who entered the system after Danielson was introduced. To add insult to injury, we often did coverages for teachers who were out if the classroom for such training.

Will principal's have a say, and will we be Funded from the central budget?

And will the UFT allow the DOE to cynically hire new people during the summer, as they do every year? The new contract says nothing about eliminating Fair School Funding which incentivizes against hiring experienced teachers.

Watch ATRs mainly get placed in schools that were unable to find anyone before Labor Day, unintroduced to their their program or room. 

All times are 4 pm, at the UFT boro offices.
Mon., October 15: Queens, 97-77 Queens Blvd
Tue, October 16: Bronx, 2600 Halsey Street
Fri, October 19, Staten Island, 4456 Amboy Road
Mon., October 22, Brooklyn, 335 Adams Street
Fri., November 2, Manhattan, 52 Broadway