The more you look into the Cuomo Deform Budget that Assembly Dems passed with "heavy hearts," the more you find that's disturbing.
We've already found that permanent certificate holders have lost the "permanent" status of their teaching certification since they now have to "register" every five years for their certification or risk losing their licenses.
That's an item in the budget clearly aimed at culling a few veteran teachers via technicalities.
It's also an item meant to humiliate and demoralize teachers, tying them up in unnecessary bureaucratic paperwork for no good reason.
Here's another disturbing item that looks to be put into the budget in order to humiliate, demoralize and perhaps cull a couple of teachers from their jobs:
Certificate holders shall notify the department of any change of name or mailing address within thirty days of such change. Willful failure to register or provide such notice within one hundred eighty days of such change may constitute grounds for moral character review under subdivision seven of section three hundred five of this chapter.
A moral character review because you move and don't tell NYSED about it?
Hell, I've moved three times since I got my license and I haven't told NYSED about those change of addresses.
Does this make me a candidate for a moral character review?
Does this make a suspect for something?
Does this mean I shouldn't be a teacher because I didn't think to update the sociopaths at NYSED that I was moving to another apartment because it had a little more space and a quicker commute to my job?
Who put the "moral character review for failure to update an address form" provision into the budget?
What's the rationale for that?
Seriously, we need to find out how that got into the budget, who put it there, why they put it there and what their defense for it is.
Start calling your legislators and ask them about the "Moral Character Review" provision in the budget.
Ask them if they support that and if so, why.