Below is a letter he wrote both Chancellor Carmen Farina and UFT President Michael Mulgrew about ATRs being observed. Why did the UFT allow this? A highly trained professional becomes a substitute teacher, often not even in his/her subject area, then gets moved from school to school every week, and then has to deal with an observation that lasts all of a few minutes on what he/she taught in a classroom where the children are unknown, as is the curriculum?
C'mon, get these teachers back to their classrooms. Now.
To: cgfarina <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: mmulgrew <email@example.com>
Sent: Tue, Feb 18, 2014 2:26 pm
Subject: Re: Roving ATR Supervisors
Dear Chancellor Farina,