StudentsFirstNY's Statement on Department of Education's Absent Teacher Reserve Data Dump

This afternoon, the NYC DOE released selected information about the status of the Absent Teacher Reserve since Mayor de Blasio took office. In response, StudentsFirstNY's Executive Director Jenny Sedlis said:
"Today’s Friday afternoon data dump seems to confirm what we’ve long suspected – Mayor de Blasio's administration is hiding the fact that it is sending unfit teachers back into the classrooms of the city’s most vulnerable children. The de Blasio administration is one of the least transparent in history and its smoke and mirror tactics are harming children. If the administration actually cared about protecting students, they would release the real information about the ATR pool that parents deserve to know." 
StudentsFirstNY is a grassroots education advocacy organization dedicated to improving public schools throughout New York State.



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