Los Angeles sends educators in ‘teacher jails’ home


By James Poulos | Cal Watchdog

The Los Angeles Unified School District has decided to end one of its most controversial practices.

Instead of putting a damper on criticism, however, the move could intensify it.

Starting today, teachers under investigation will not be sent to detention in holding facilities known as “rubber rooms” or “teacher jails.” The LAUSD decision was made administratively, without the need for school board approval, according to LA School Report. Teachers will be permitted to go to their homes, where they must remain unless summoned as part of an investigation.

During school hours, they cannot leave their houses except in case of an emergency. And at the start and finish of their “shifts,” teachers must check in and check out. Nevertheless, the new rule offers a sweeping change of pace for investigated teachers, who had access to few amenities in the old facilities.

at Cal Watchdog.