Rubber-Room Teachers Can Pay Their Way Back Into the Classroom

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How can the teachers sidelined to New York City's rubber rooms for incompetence or misconduct prove they are worthy educators? With $7,500. The New York Post says that many rubber-roomers are skipping termination hearings in favor of taking a deal with the city's Department of Education. They pay an average fine of $7,500, admit some wrongdoing, and, like that, they're once again leading America's youth. In some classes, the deals also involved agreeing to be tested for substance abuse, taking college classes, or studying how to handle stress. Your children and their teachers, learning together. [NYP]