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Report: City Wants Thousands of Unassigned Teachers Back in the Classroom

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TWC News: Report: Thousands of Unassigned City Teachers May Go Full-Time
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Nearly 1,200 city teachers who did not make the cut with school principals reportedly could be headed back into classrooms full time.

The Daily News says Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña has discussed the idea of giving unassigned teachers full time positions, even if they have unsatisfactory ratings or histories of misconduct.

The move would be a major break from a policy created by the Bloomberg Administration.

Under that plan, unassigned teachers were used as substitutes instead of working for principals who did not want them.

The Daily News says making those teachers full time would save the city nearly $100 million a year.

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