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NYC Teachers Banned from Classrooms Make Millions

July 14, 2014 by Molly Wharton

Three of New York City’s “rubber room” teachers have earned over $1 million each since being removed from work in classrooms, with a fourth earning a six-figure salary, according to the New York Post

The teachers are some of the city’s longest-running non-teaching teachers, having not taught in up to a decade because of sexual-misconduct charges.

State tenure laws provide the city’s teachers with job protections that require due process in firing a teacher. Teachers accused of misconduct, rather than being dismissed, are paid to work full time for sitting idly in “rubber rooms,” while their cases stretch on for years. The New York Daily News reported in 2012 that the city spends about $22 million a year on the rubber rooms, from which on an average day about 200 teachers collect full salaries.

The three rubber-room dwellers cited in the Post story, along with one more, collected a total salary of $363,271 a year, in addition to pension and health benefits.

read full article: NYC Teachers Banned from Classrooms Make Millions

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