First year teachers treated like criminals

First year teachers treated like criminals

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Untenured teachers are easily dispensable. You can end up working at a school that isn't a good fit for you. You can be working in a position you have no background in with no support or resources provided by administration. If administration finds that you aren't a good fit for the school they can easily destroy your career by putting a discontinuance on your record. If administration doesn't like you they can tarnish your record.

Untenured teachers have no rights under the law. There is nothing in the union contract to help or protect you. Once your record is tarnished you are regarded as a criminal within the department of education in New York. You are banned from working in the same district. They problem code your file, making a majority of future employers not want to hire you. If you are lucky enough to find an administrator willing to take a chance on you, you are unable to work right away like a regular teacher. 

You need to get investigated every time you apply for a new job and this process takes about a month before you can set foot in the classroom. You are banned from working in the same district. The only way to remove the discontinuance is to go through the superintendent that signed off on discontinuing you in the first place, how is that fair!? Unfair policies need to be changed. Provisions should be in place to protect teachers. The appeals process should be fair. First year teachers should not be allowed to be discontinued,  especially if there was no support documented from their school.

Please sign this petition to bring about change in the department of education! Hopefully someone will review teachers files and work on clearing their records so they can return to teaching and doing what they love.

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