Link: “The Rubber Room”

If you hear me use the phrase “rubber room,” I’m referring to this New Yorker article, an oldie but goodie (August 31, 2009) about teachers being paid not to teach:

More than that, publicly educated children will continue to live in an alternate universe of reserve-list teachers being paid for doing nothing, Rubber Roomers writing mission statements, union reps refereeing teacher-feedback sessions, competence “hearings” that are longer than capital-murder trials, and student-performance data that are quarantined like a virus.

Years later, still shocking.

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