Home Teacher News Troubled NYC Teachers Still Bouncing Around Shut Down ‘Rubber Rooms’

Ex-teacher Michael Portnoy says he was forced to spend 13 months in an unused locker room after a dispute with his principal and worked on softball skills to ward off boredom. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/city-schools-rubber-rooms-bounce-back-article-1.1184406#ixzz29U4KfoMA
Ex-teacher Michael Portnoy says he was forced to spend 13 months in an unused locker room after a dispute with his principal and worked on softball skills to ward off boredom.  Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/city-schools-rubber-rooms-bounce-back-article-1.1184406#ixzz29U4KfoMA

Ex-teacher Michael Portnoy says he was forced to spend 13 months in an unused locker room after a dispute with his principal and worked on softball skills to ward off boredom.

Two years after all of the “Rubber Rooms” were supposedly shut down, teachers will still draw approximately $22 Million in salaries for wasting away in these rooms.  Now instead of dozens of teachers sitting in them, they are more like solitary confinement.  With one teacher occupying an unused girls locker room, another an empty conference room.  For up-to-date news accounts of this story, photos and to post a comment, please access the links below:

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10/16/2012 – Troubled city teachers still bouncing around the supposedly shutdown ‘rubber rooms’ as city wastes $22 million a year

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