Friday, March 7, 2008

Rubber room?!

Ever heard of it? Listen to This American Life Human resources episode. It's act 1. Is this NYC thing, or does it happen everywhere? I am flabbergasted.

1 comment:

Mike said...

I'll have to check out the piece.

When I taught in NYC, I heard about teachers who reported every day to the Board of Ed., basically because they were found to have done some really bad things. The story was that it was very difficult to fire people (perhaps because of the union), so teachers would report there every day for years.