They say 25% of ATRs are rated poorly. What the DOE, media, and even our own union won’t share is that poorly rated ATRs are evaluated with classes they never met and in subjects they’re not licensed in. Don’t forget to look at the age of those “bad teachers.” Our stats have shown that the average age of ATRs is about 53. That’s pretty interesting as the ATR mess focused on excessing by reverse seniority.
Articles in the NY Times, Daily News, Post, and several other outlets have shared what principals are saying can happen after the October 15th forced placement. “We will get them out with observations.” The only way a principal can remove a force placed, albeit very experienced and great, ATR is through negative observations.
Therefore, ATR Alliance and UFT Solidarity are holding this information session that will focus in on how to prevent and respond to “gotcha” observations.