Saturday, May 17, 2008

Saving Jamaica High School, Part 2


UFT Chapter leader, James Eterno, speaks out at the PEP meeting of 4/14/08

Academic Apartheid At Jamaica High School


From the 4/14/08 PEP meeting at Frank Sinatra High School in Long Island City. A contingent of almost 100 came to protest plans to put a new charter school into Jamaica High School. A science teacher tells it like it is:

he Rubber Room From Radio Diaries: Part 2

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Produced by Joe Richman, Anayansi Diaz-Cortes, and Samara Freemark at radiodiaries
part 2. I combined images with the audio. Broadcast 3/1/08 at this american life

The Rubber Room From Radio Diaries: Part 1

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Produced by Joe Richman, Anayansi Diaz-Cortes, and Samara Freemark at radiodiaries
part 1. I combined images with the audio. Broadcast 3/1/08 at this american life

The Rubber Room

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The trailer from this excellent upcoming movie
from the movie site

What happens when a teacher in New York City is accused of misconduct or incompetence in the classroom? They are sent to the "Rubber Room" while an investigation is launched. They spend months or even years there getting full pay and doing nothing.

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