Court Orders Rehiring of 2 Brooklyn Teachers in Misconduct Case


#1

nytimes.com/2014/03/22/nyregion/court-orders-city-to-rehire-teachers-in-misconduct-case.html?hpw&rref=education&_r=0

Better link this time and not an offensive thread title like the last one.

Honestly, I don’t see how firing is too severe. People have been fired for less in non-union environments.


#2

Personally, this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. They not only should have been fired but they should have had their teaching licenses permanently removed.


#3

In my opinion the court was wrong.


#4

Did anyone else notice that the blonde teacher had a more severe ruling than the brunette? There has to be a joke in there somewhere.

This is one more reason why I would help send my nieces and nephews to Catholic schools.


#5

I would also send any children I ever have to a Catholic school. Either that or I would home school. I flat out do not trust public schools anymore although I was educated by a public school.


#6

Here’s a post about the case from a law blog I subscribe to. The court’s ruling is based on statute and previous precedents.
The upshot is:

Note that the case rested on the New York civil service law, not on some broad constitutional principles — the court doesn’t deny that, if a state wanted to leave schools with the discretion to fire teachers for such behavior, it could; the court’s position is simply that New York law limits schools’ discretion on this point.

Dear legislature, please get on this.


#7

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