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Presented by the Wagner Education Policy Studies Association (WEPSA)

Join WEPSA for a screening of the much-anticipated film The Rubber Room. This independent, in-depth documentary brings to light one of the most controversial topics in NYC public education.     

Every day, hundreds of suspended teachers report to “Rubber Rooms” around the city rather than their schools. A slang term, Rubber Rooms are holding facilities for teachers charged of misconduct.  Temporarily and indefinitely revoked of their teaching privileges, the accused educators are paid in full each day for months - and sometimes years - as they wait for their adjudications. Annually, the NYC Department of Education spends an estimated $35-65 million to sustain these Rubber Rooms.

The screening will be from 6-7:30pm, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session with the filmmakers.