ERIC Number: ED050207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Equal Employment Opportunities and the New York City Public Schools: An Analysis and Recommendations Based on Public Hearings Held January 25-29, 1971.
Tractenberg, Paul L.
This is a report of the analysis and recommendations of the Commission on Human Rights in the City of New York, based upon public hearings held January 25-29, 1971. The Commission's investigation of the current personnel practices of the New York City school system yields one inescapable conclusion--that change is urgently demanded. The essential issue raised by the hearings was whether the system that now prevails can be further modified to meet the divergent needs of all the individual schools and districts in the city, or whether more drastic change is required. A few of the many who testified, principally the representatives of the Board of Examiners, consider the current system fundamentally sound. The view of the vast proponderance of witnesses, however, was that the current selection system has certain fundamental flaws which cannot be completely corrected except by wholesale reform. At the heart of the problem, as they see it, is a complex and rigid examination process presided over by the Board of Examiners. But problems relating to recruiting, establishment of eligibility requirements and the use of the probationary period, all of which are the responsibility of the Board of Education and the Chancellor, were seen as having considerable impact. (Author/JW)
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Authoring Institution: New York City Commission on Human Rights, NY.
Identifiers: New York City Commission On Human Rights