New Jersey Continues to Pay Teachers Without Permanent Jobs

Published July 24, 2015

The city of Newark, NJ is experiencing a growing number of teachers not assigned to a permanent location, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Some of these teachers are stuck without permanent jobs due to poor reviews, some did not want to work longer hours and others became displaced because of the remodeling of schools into independent charters. All these teachers still, however, collect paychecks from the state.

In Newark, 15 percent of the teachers, 453 people, continue to receive substantial paychecks working as substitutes or assistants in various positions. According to the teachers union’s salary information, close to 200 of these teachers have collected salaries over $90,000. Some principals say they are unable to hire the best new faculty as a result. Instead, they must hire from the pool of displaced teachers, which continues to grow, according to The Wall Street Journal report.  

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Chris Neal ([email protected]) writes from New York, New York. 

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