United Federation of Teachers
Local 2, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
260 Park Ave. South
New York, New York 10010
REQUEST FOR CONCILIATION - RETURN TO DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE
ARTICLE 24 - TEACHERS' CONTRACT
Grievant: David Roemer
Chapter Leader: Bill Foster
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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