Those Who Can’t Teach …


As of January, New York City music teacher Aryeh Eller, 46, had almost reached a milestone in his battle with the Board of Education. Soon, he'll have earned $1 million in salary and benefits since the board removed him from the classroom 13 years ago, putting him in a light-duty “rubber room” after complaints of fondling and sexual harassment during the one year he actually taught. An arbitrator found insufficient evidence for termination, but the board refuses to let him back in the classroom, fearing he's a danger to students.

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