Friday, March 21, 2003

Paid Vacation

The Education Gadfly reports this New York Post story on New York City teacher sabbaticals.

The cash-stressed New York City school system is spending about $70 million this year on paid sabbaticals for 1000 veteran teachers, the New
York Post reported last week. The teachers are on six- and twelve-month leaves of absences, taking college courses part-time. Their union contract allows teachers to take a full-year sabbatical at 70 percent pay after fourteen years of service and a six-month sabbatical at 60 percent pay after 7 years. The Post notes that some of the courses are of a recreational nature, such as Beginning Tennis.

Such a deal. I need someone to pay for my sabbatical!

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