The 20 year veteran teacher, who is now an ATR goes on interview after interview. He is an ATR because the elite program he worked in has been eliminated. His first two years as an ATR were spent at the school that wrote the recommendations for the elite program. Instead if bringing him back, the school hired several newbies, straight from college.
The ATR has worked in many schools, has done everything asked of him, but he can't get a permanent position. Recently he got a call from the school that gave him the rave reviews. He was interviewed by a 30 something AP, supervising a subject she knows nothing about, for a position in a subject she knows nothing about. Needless to say, the ATR did not get the position.
It is sad to see how low education has sunk since I began teaching. Experience and quality are a threat to these incompetent, know nothing administrators. They can't help new teachers and they won't hire those who can. Heaven help the students in their schools.