Wednesday, March 05, 2008

I could not believe this!

This week's This American Life:

350: Human Resources

The true story of little-known rooms in the New York City Board of Education building. Teachers are told to report there instead of their classrooms. No reason is usually given. When they arrive, they find they've been put on some kind of probationary status, and they must report every day until the matter is cleared up. They call it the Rubber Room. Average length of stay? Months, sometimes years. Plus other stories of the uneasy interaction between humans and their institutions.


Dave...Sharon...did you know?!



At 10:01 PM, Blogger Holbrook said...

Man, if I lived in NY, I would have been locked up in that room and harassed all the time. I would have been the John McCain of New York public schools.

What, too soon?

At 7:55 AM, Blogger educat said...

You know, I came back to school yesterday from the flu to all the angry mayhem that is my school during 9 weeks test week and this made me realize it could be worse.

At 11:22 PM, Blogger Emily said...

That was a fascinating episode!


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