TIL The Rubber Room is a teacher jail in NY State where bad teachers who can’t be fired are sent to sit, do nothing, and still get paid.

Read more: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2009/08/31/the-rubber-room

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  1. Always balance, remember tenure exists because we had a problem with the affluent exerting control of teachers to force them to teach only what the affluent wanted.

    Both extremes suck. But don’t let either side tell you that only one side is extreme.

    We will likely always need to watch and adjust this balance, I suggest we make sure we know who, when and why it’s adjusted.

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