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First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
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#68: The Rubber Room
The New York City public school system is huge. More than a million students, all being taught by 75,000 teachers. Except, a few hundred of those teachers are being paid NOT to teach. These are teachers who are accused of misconduct. Often without warning, they’re removed from their classrooms and sent to a Department of Education reassignment center. Teachers call it: “The Rubber Room.” The truth is, some of these teachers haven’t done anything wrong. And sometimes they don’t even know why they’ve ended up in the Rubber Room. But the worst part is that teachers can remain there for years while their cases slowly creep through the system. Not guilty, not innocent… just doing time. On today’s show, we go inside The Rubber Room.
Rated 4 out of
Well presented podcast but it's very sad to hear someone sentenced to death. Sometimes innocent people get punished for the crime they did not commit.
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of
I just want more!
I love the perspective that radio diaries offers. The podcasts really take you on a journey.
Date published: 2014-06-05
Rated 5 out of
It is updated ( seemingly) very
Infrequently but I love it!!!!!
Date published: 2014-01-28