Despite UFT Resolution School Psychologists, Social Workers & Counselors Ignored by New Initiative

Although the ATR system is not efficient or ideal in terms of having experienced educators permanently in the classroom, teachers can somewhat educate on a short term basis. School psychologists, social workers and guidance counselors however really need the time to work and build rapport with their students.

This very … Continue reading

Teachers Are Bouncing Off the Walls To Say They’re Fit for the Classroom

Finally a reporter who actually interviews ATRs about what is really happening in the ATR pool. Too bad the UFT leadership continues to not only ignore the issue, but is with the DOE to help fan the flame. Two more months until Amy Arundell has her once a year boilerplate meeting with ATRs. Don’t expect articles like this in the UFT’s NY Teacher newspaper. Continue reading

AFT Responds to UFT ATR Chapter Challenge Request

Last Spring, former Jamaica High School Chapter Leader James Eterno, Francesco Portelos, Al Zucker and August Lempelmeier drafted a formal request for ATRs to have their own functional chapter. This was done in order to meet the needs of their unique situation. The UFT has 40 such functional chapters.  A … Continue reading