Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Do Teachers Dig Charters?

Youbetcha! More than 750 teachers applied for the 12 open positions in the United Federation of Teachers' soon-to-open secondary charter school, the union says. The school's lottery for students will be held tomorrow night in East New York.

Too bad there aren't more public charter schools to accommodate all the teachers who want to work in them.

UPDATE: NYC Educator suggests the reason teachers like this particular charter is that it comes with union job protections. That could very well be the case. Another reader suggests that some of the applicants could be coming from other charter schools. Could be. What is important is the UFT's ability to select the best possible teachers for the job.

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