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LA Teachers Protest Against 'Teacher Jails'

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 02.09.2014 | Los Angeles

Calling for an end to what they say is harassment, hundreds of United Teachers Los Angeles members rallied at district offices across the city late Mo...

Hundreds Fill LAUSD 'Teacher Jails'

Posted 11.28.2012 | Education

Hundreds of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers accused of misconduct are spending months in so-called "teacher jail," where teachers still c...

NYC Still Paying $22 Million For Teachers In 'Rubber Rooms'

Posted 10.16.2012 | New York

The city and teachers' union may have agreed to shut down the usage of "rubber rooms" -- reassignment centers for educators awaiting discipline hearin...

Teacher Paid $75,000 Livestreams Himself Doing Nothing In 'Rubber Room'

Posted 10.08.2012 | Education

Staten Island teacher Francesco Portelos has been streaming live video of his stint in a pseudo Department of Education “rubber room” as he awaits...

City's Unwanted Teachers Drift Through A Life In Limbo

| Posted 01.17.2012 | New York

By Jon Schuppe MANHATTAN — Hundreds of city teachers show up at schools they've never seen before every Monday morning.The lucky ones get assign...

Leading the Profession

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 02.28.2012 | Education
Dennis Van Roekel

The status quo in public education isn't working. Not for students -- and not for educators. Now, more than ever, our schools need a highly skilled and effective teaching force to guide students in meeting the challenges of the 21st century.

Steven Brill And The Berated Dog

John Merrow | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
John Merrow

As always, remember that John's book The Influence of Teachers is for sale at Amazon. Please imagine this scenario: While walking in the park, yo...

Rubber Rooms: Gone From New York City, But Alive Elsewhere?

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Justin Snider

Monday, June 28th, was the final day of the 2009-10 school year in New York City, which means the city's infamous "rubber rooms" also closed their doors. For good.

"Rubber Room", Station For Ousted Teachers, Now Closed

nytimes.com | JENNIFER MEDINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There were the hugs goodbye, the exchanges of phone numbers and the almost sure to be broken promises of keeping in touch. They packed up their bags o...

Closing the Rubber Rooms

Michael Mulgrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Mulgrew

In a groundbreaking agreement between the United Federation of Teachers and the Department of Education, we have agreed to shut New York city's rubber rooms down.

City & Teachers' Union Decide To Stop Paying Teachers In "Rubber Rooms"

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The city will end the practice of paying teachers to play Scrabble, read or surf the Internet in reassignment centers nicknamed "rubb...

'Sexy' Teachers Caught Naked In Brooklyn Classroom

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE: In the second sex scandal in as many days, Allison Mussachio, a third teacher at James Madison High School, is reportedly under investigation ...