Arthur Goldstein teaches English language learners at Frabis Lewis High School in New York City.
In this post, he refutes attacks on teachers by Campbell Brown and the Wall Street Journal.
New York City has something called the Absent Teacher Reserve pool, consisting mostly of teachers whose jobs disappeared when their school was closed, through no fault of theirs. The ATR pool was created during the Bloomberg-Klein regime in 2005.
Outsiders like Brown and the WSJ are certain that these displaced teachers must be criminals, perverts, or incompetents.
Goldstein says they are wrong and explains why.