Submitted by the UFT to the Board of Education

Request for Conciliation from United Federation of Teachers to New York City Board of Education

United Federation of Teachers
Local 2, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
260 Park Ave. South
New York, New York 10010
212-777-7500

 

REQUEST FOR CONCILIATION - RETURN TO DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE

ARTICLE 24 - TEACHERS' CONTRACT


Grievant: David Roemer

Date: 11/3/94

Chapter Leader: Bill Foster

District: 73

School: Edward R. Murrow H.S.

Principal: Saul Bruckner

School Phone: (718) 258-4826

Supt.: Joyce Coppin

Describe the Issue to be Conciliated (Specify Personnel Involved):

The issue to be conciliated is the approach that should be used in the teaching of physics. The Grievant, David Roemer, has taught Physics since 1984 in Midwood H.S. He transferred to Edward R. Murrow H.S. in September 1994. He has always taught Physics using a "constructionist" methodology from workshops and seminars given by Supt. Coppin's office. He wants to continue using this approach.

Mr. Bruckner, Principal of Murrow H.S. and Mr. Cohen, A.P. Science, have directed him to use a "developmental" approach to teaching Physics. His observations have been critical because of his lack of a developmental lesson plan.


Both parties have agreed to enter the Conciliation process.

 

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