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The Rubber Room Movie: Education's Once Dirty Little Secret In Spotlight On "Morning Joe"

CJ Westerberg, April 14, 2010 11:35 AM

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Update 4/15/10  3:30 EST

Via Big Education Ape - from The NYPost reporting:

"Mayor Bloomberg and the city's teachers' union are set to announce today an agreement that will shutter the controversial teacher reassignment centers known as "rubber rooms," The Post has learned.
The centers won't close until the fall under the deal, sources said.
The centers house more than 600 teachers accused of misbehavior -- ranging from educational incompetence to sexual abuse -- who wait for hearings for months and years on end while doing nothing at full salary.
.."
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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Continue Their Education Coverage
With Interviews Of Producers Of "The Rubber Room" Movie

See Video of Interview & Movie Trailer Below
 


For those unfamiliar with Rubber Rooms, these are essentially buildings that are "holding tanks" for teachers charged with incompetency or other infractions.  As specified by union contracts, New York  spends millions per year on these rubber rooms with hundreds of teachers being "paid and held" months and even years until resolution.

The New Yorker did a controversial piece by Steven Brill here in 2009.
Link to The Rubber Room movie website with background info here.

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