This came to me earlier today from an ATR who still has not received an assignment for next week. You would think the UFT would be up in arms about teachers who don't know where they are assigned for Monday. You would probably be wrong. Mike Sill is the UFT person workiing with the ATRs.
It is bad enough that ATR's are treated in a manner that is degrading and we have to feel that there is a constant target on our back. Now, we have additional stress added as we wait for these assignment emails.
We never know when they are coming or what they are going to say. We still haven't been notified for this week. It is unjust that we are not adequately informed of our assignments. Many of us, need to make child care arrangements and all of us need to make arrangements to commute to work. It is now November 2.
What happened to the placement policy? What happened to making the ESSS system accurate with true vacancies and not ones that are already filled? Many ATR's feel like the union is not supporting them so that they are treated as fairly as every other teacher. We are teachers as well. The other teachers do not have to endure this additional stress and anxiety and workload. Why aren't our rights being protected as well?