Monday, April 1, 2013

How Many Tenured Teachers Does New York City Have?

Yeah. That's actually a question I'm asking you! The total number is difficult to find.

I know that one pro-reform website claimed there to be 55,000 tenured teachers back in 2006 (that was before the recession, when the total teaching core was at around 80,000) but how many teachers in New York City have tenure now?

Any comment or email with even an estimate would be much apreciated!


  1. One item that always needs to be considered is that there is always a small number of teachers what had tenure, but who are in the process of switching licenses. When a tenured teacher is appointed under a new license, they are temporarily considered "untenured" until they either gain tenure in the new license or get re-appointed under their previous license where they had tenure. I had to go through the process of switching licenses when I transferred and I was thus on probationary status with no tenure during that time. However, teachers who switch licenses still attain the same citywide seniority status for every year they complete, regardless of what tenure status they hold. However, I would never recommend switching out of a license area where one holds tenure unless it is 100% needed.

  2. TeachmyclassMrMayor(andyoutooMrMulgrew)April 1, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    My guess is that if the number has gone up, you will find the number because it probably fits the reform know those evil union teachers, how can we fire them if they keep getting tenure? If the number has gone down, you will never find it.

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