Principals leaving positions open, resisting well-paid veteran teachers

08/29/2009 | NYTimes.com

Instead of filling open teaching positions with teachers already in the system, New York City principals are choosing to leave about 1,800 positions vacant in protest of a new hiring policy. There are nearly 2,000 teachers, mostly veterans, in the city's reserve pool, and Michael Mulgrew, the president of the teachers union, says principals are resistant to paying their higher salaries.

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