New York Daily News
“The number of city school teachers receiving full pay without having a full-time assignment at a school has dropped 21% over the last three years, the city Education Department said Thursday.
Officials said there are currently 1,304 teachers in the active teacher reserve pool, down from 1,668 in October 2013.
Teachers can be placed in the so-called ATR pool if they worked in schools that are downsized or their subjects have been cancelled. But the pool also includes teachers who received unsatisfactory ratings or committed wrongdoings.”