Friday, February 29, 2008

The Rubber Room

New York City has a school system where there are more students (1,100,000) than the total population of some states. As with any Juggernaut, there are problems – big problems – that seem to have no solution in site.

When teachers in NY are accused of some kind of wrongdoing, they are sent to “The Rubber Room,” a holding cell of sorts where they have no duties, no goals, no nothing. They sit, draw their pay, and wait until there is an investigation and adjudication, which can reportedly take months. Total cost for the off-capus site is in excess of $25 million.

Five Boroughs Productions is creating a documentary about the issue called … you guessed it … The Rubber Room. Watch the trailer. It looks very interesting.

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