In the days following the announcement of a new teachers’ contract Mayor de Blasio hid behind flowery rhetoric. Now that we’ve seen the fine print we know that his contract is really a sweetheart deal for the UFT that comes at the expense of New York City schoolchildren. Below are some critical ways in which the teacher contract reality failed to live up to de Blasio’s lofty rhetoric.
1. Absent Teacher Reserve (ATR)
2. Teacher Bonuses
3. Ineffective Teachers
4. PROSE Schools
5. Teacher Evaluations