Sunday, September 06, 2009

Just In..

A very prestigious high school in one of the five boroughs of New York City will be the first school in the country to hold classes 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Mayor and Chancellor combined with the UFT to solve the overcrowding problem. They have even managed to find placements for all current ATRs. These teachers claim to be eager to return to the classroom and there will be quite a few openings in the midnight to 7 AM shift. Any ATR unwilling to work this shift will be terminated immediately.


Ricochet said...

Are you sure they are limited to 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Your mayor and his cronies sound like they could squeeze blood from a turnip and get more than that out of their teachers.

Maybe they will form a committee to discuss that.

The word verification for this post is psuckers - which is too good to be true!! :P

Pissed Off said...

Yes, I am sure. They tried 8 days a week but the UFT would not go for it. Gotta respect a union that sticks up for its members.

Floraine Kay said...

I volunteer for the midnight-7am shift. That's my kind of school. Let's get all the kids who work during the day and take care of their families and meet in a 24hour Starbucks. Or how about we take over Stuyvesant HS (my alma mater) at night -- we'd have the best equipment, etc. And we'd never have to see any mainstream anything or anyone. I used to work at a night school. There is nothing like being out of the cycle of aggravation, rumors and politics of the mainstream.

Pissed Off said...

Floraine, I think you are the exception.

Anonymous said...

there are more Floraines than you know. What difference does it matter, if there are people out there willing to work the night shift and a segment of the population that is willing to go to school during those hours... what difference does it make?

Pissed Off said...

No difference and if it works for the people involved that is great.

I was not thinking about the population Floraine was thinking about. I was thinking about young high school students being forced to go to school until all hours of the night because of overcrowding and I was thinking of teachers being coerced into taking these hours, not doing them by choice.

Judging by people's reaction to a late schedule now, I can't imagine too many will want the late night shift.