“Rubber Room” is the nickname that was given to enormous rooms, around NYC, where teachers were reassigned to pending investigations. I want to come out and sadly say that I too believed, before I was a teacher, that these people should be “fired” and not sit and collect our tax dollars. Wow, I feel horrible and am sorry. I felt this ideology was wrong before I was sent to one. How could I ever imagine that there was a modern day Salem Witch Trial in progress within education. What about the students?
In 2010 they “supposedly” closed down all these so called Rubber Rooms:
They are now scattered around the city where reassigned educators are placed along with Children First Network office personnel. 6 people could be in an elevator, going to different floors, and no one would know who is who and how many of the 6 are Rubber Room teachers. Brilliant idea. My hats off to you! Brilliant!
According to DOE officials there are currently 220+ reassigned teachers. All of them start of on the 12th floor 51 Chambers Street. Also known as the Rubber Hub. They are urged to comment below and share their experiences.
Here is a list that we are forming.
Location: 8201 Rockaway Blvd. Queens, NY Approximately 13. Longest one there from January.
Location: 4360 Broadway in Manhattan. As of end of June, 2 were sitting, including an AP.
This network office is located in PS 48. Ironic how those deemed “dangerous” to schools and students are mingling with such.”
Location: 335 Adams Street, Brooklyn Numbers Unknown
Location: 333 7th Avenue, Manhattan Numbers Unknown
Source: Betsy Combier
Location: 131 Livingston Street, Brooklyn Approximately 7
Location: 5600 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn Approximately 7
Location: 65 Court St., Brooklyn Numbers unknown
Location: Petrides Center, Staten Island Approximately 6
Email me, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to register location and approximate number. Try and give info such as Phys Ed, Male, Female, Close to retirement etc. No names will be published.