While New York City can afford more than ten million dollars on a three-year contract to McGraw-Hill to electronically monitor grading for high school Regents' Exams (a task that was heretofore done by teaches during the regular school day), the money that teachers are reimbursed to purchase their own supplies has taken a turn upward that should embarrass any common sense observer.
Teachers' Choice, the City Council funded program that reimburses teachers for committing the already humiliating act of purchasing our own supplies, has received its funding allotment for the upcoming school year.
Teachers are to be reimbursed a pitiful amount of $57 for going to the store on their own time to purchase their own supplies for the 2013-2014 academic year. Social Workers, School Psychologists and Guidance Counselors will receive $37 of reimbursements and . School secretaries will receive just $20.
I don't like to be negative our cynical, but it bears mentioning (and repeating) that the priorities here are all out of whack. 'They' have millions to spend on new ways of supervising us, yet only spare change to actually help us do our job.
As my students might say, that's not a good look.