New York Post Editorial Board
“Mayor de Blasio rails against ‘inequality’ — yet he’s doing everything in his power to keep city schools unequal.
That’s what brought hundreds of parents to rally at City Hall Tuesday, demanding to know if the mayor is sending weak teachers to schools in poor, minority areas.
After all, the city refuses to say.
Backed by StudentsFirstNY, parents filed a Freedom of Information request last November, asking where teachers go when they leave the Absent Teacher Reserve system.
What’s the ATR pool? Well, when a school gets downsized or closed, its teachers must try to get another school to hire them. Good ones get snapped up — but, thanks to its labor contract, the city still has to pay the teachers no principal will take.”