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cnredd 01-30-2012 05:03 AM

Disgraced teacher is worth $10M, makes $100,000 a year, does nothing, & refuses to le
 
Disgraced teacher is worth $10M, makes $100,000 a year, does nothing, & refuses to leave

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Hell no, he won’t go.

In a defiant raspberry to the city Department of Education — and taxpayers — disgraced teacher Alan Rosenfeld, 66, won’t retire.

Deemed a danger to kids, the typing teacher with a $10 million real estate portfolio hasn’t been allowed in a classroom for more than a decade, but still collects $100,049 a year in city salary — plus health benefits, a growing pension nest egg, vacation and sick pay.

Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Cuomo can call for better teacher evaluations until they’re blue-faced, but Rosenfeld and six peers with similar gigs costing about $650,000 a year in total salaries are untouchable. Under a system shackled by protections for tenured teachers, they can’t be fired, the DOE says.

“It’s an F-U,” a friend of Rosenfeld said of his refusal to quit.

“He’s happy about it, and very proud that he beat the system. This is a great show-up-but-don’t-do-anything job.”

Accused in 2001 of making lewd comments and ogling eighth-grade girls’ butts at IS 347 in Queens, Rosenfeld was slapped with a week off without pay after the DOE failed to produce enough witnesses at a hearing.

But instead of returning Rosenfeld to the classroom, the DOE kept him in one of its notorious “rubber rooms,” where teachers in misconduct cases sat idle or napped. As The Post reported, Rosenfeld kept busy managing his many investment properties and working on his law practice. He’s a licensed attorney and real-estate broker.

Since the DOE closed the teacher holding pens in June 2010, those facing disciplinary charges were scattered to offices and given tasks such as answering phones, filing and photocopying.

But Rosenfeld and six others whose cases have long been closed are “permanently reassigned.” Rosenfeld reports to the Division of School Facilities, which maintains DOE buildings, in a warehouse in Long Island City.

Asked what work he does, Rosenfeld laughingly told his friend, “Oh, I Xeroxed something the other day.”


Rosenfeld could have retired four years ago at 62, but his pension grows by $1,700 for each year he stays — even without teaching. If he quit today, his annual pension would total an estimated $85,400.

“Why not make it bigger?” the friend said.


Rosenfeld will also get paid for 100 unused sick days when he leaves.

New York has no mandatory retirement age for teachers.

That let rubber-room granddaddy Roland Pierre make a mockery of the system. He finally retired at age 76 last year — 14 years after he was yanked from PS 138 in Brooklyn and never taught again. Criminal charges in 1997 that he molested a sixth-grade girl were dropped. He got $97,101 a year.

“It’s a tremendous waste of money,” said Marcus Winters, a Manhattan Institute expert on teacher evaluation. “While we don’t want to remove people just because they’ve been accused, we also want the school system to cut ties with teachers it’s not going to put in the classroom.”

But Winters added, “If these people are actually dangerous, it’s better to waste the money than to put them back with kids.”
How about "Not put them back with kids an NOT waste the money?!?!?!"...:yes

Oh yeah...Public unions and their "You can't fire anyone" platform...:mad

Comet 01-30-2012 06:02 AM

Re: Disgraced teacher is worth $10M, makes $100,000 a year, does nothing, & refuses t
 
Have to love teacher unions.

Actually, no, you do not.

catusfelidae 01-30-2012 09:30 AM

Re: Disgraced teacher is worth $10M, makes $100,000 a year, does nothing, & refuses t
 
Seems to me that the problem here, is that they are paying him for doing nothing. How about assigning him some work.

faithful_servant 01-30-2012 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by catusfelidae (Post 397511)
Seems to me that the problem here, is that they are paying him for doing nothing. How about assigning him some work.

How about firing his ass and telling the union to go pound sand???

Comet 01-30-2012 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by catusfelidae (Post 397511)
Seems to me that the problem here, is that they are paying him for doing nothing. How about assigning him some work.

How about we not pay teachers who are, oh I don't know, not teaching?

Paying a teacher who is not allowed to be around students does not sound very wise. :no

Someone answer a question for me. When did logic escape our education system? Did I miss a meeting? It seems every time I turn around there is some ridiculous but true story in the news that makes you go, "Huh?"

I believe it is time common sense makes a huge comeback in our schools.

catusfelidae 01-30-2012 10:27 AM

Re: Disgraced teacher is worth $10M, makes $100,000 a year, does nothing, & refuses t
 
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Originally Posted by faithful_servant (Post 397518)
How about firing his ass and telling the union to go pound sand???

If they were able to prove that he did something to justify being fired, no problem. The problem is, they can't.

faithful_servant 01-30-2012 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by catusfelidae (Post 397523)
If they were able to prove that he did something to justify being fired, no problem. The problem is, they can't.

If he's a threat to the children he's supposed to be teaching, you fire him, if not, put him back in the classroom. The idea that he's enough of threat to keep away from the kids, but not enough to fire him is so incredibly stupid that only a union ass-kissing fool could ever support the decision not to show him the door (either the one out of the school or the one into the classroom).

Coyote 01-30-2012 11:42 AM

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He should be fired. These are the sort of issues where I totally disagree with teachers unions.

catusfelidae 01-30-2012 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Coyote (Post 397545)
He should be fired. These are the sort of issues where I totally disagree with teachers unions.

How about we fire the DOE people who did a piss poor job of producing witness's and evidence? They've never heard of video cameras?

The DOE has a process in place for dealing with accusations. Basically, it works kinda like the judicial system. You have to be proven guilty. He wasn't.




RedState 01-30-2012 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by cnredd (Post 397474)
Disgraced teacher is worth $10M, makes $100,000 a year, does nothing, & refuses to leave

How about "Not put them back with kids an NOT waste the money?!?!?!"...:yes

Oh yeah...Public unions and their "You can't fire anyone" platform...:mad

Yeah, I love me a good character assassination and media lynching story.


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