City’s Rubber Rooms Finally Eliminated

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The controversial, scary/sexy sounding "rubber rooms" where teachers languish while still getting paid — sometimes for years — to await disciplinary hearings are finally closing. Most of the teachers currently in the rooms will be reassigned to non-teaching roles in the Education Department while they wait, but the most critical cases will be assigned to their homes. Meanwhile, the Post calls this a "rubber room rubout," which sounds pretty much as gross as anything we've ever imagined going on in a city bureaucracy. [NYP]