Thursday, May 27, 2010

Finale of 'law' is a class-ic - Rips rubber rooms

The finale of Law & Order is tonight at 10pm – and the topic is the rubber room!  Here's an article in the NY Post about it:

"Law & Order" is going out with a bang -- taking a snarky swipe at the city's infamous "rubber rooms" for teachers in its series swan song.

NBC's war-horse drama, famous for using New York City as its backdrop, ends its 20-season run May 24 with an episode that pulls no punches, titled "Rubber Room."

There's a tangible sense of disdain shown toward the "rubber-room" system, in which city teachers collect full salaries for sitting on their butts while awaiting disciplinary hearings -- or "doing crossword puzzles, sorting recipes," according to a school administrator who's interviewed by "L&O" Detectives Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Bernard (Anthony Anderson).

That system, which cost taxpayers $30 million a year, has now been abolished, thanks in part to The Post's crusading coverage.

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