It’s great that we have the arts after school, but why are these contractors hired to teach things like Art when there are Art teachers who are certified?
Karamoko Inniss is an artist who did not have formal teacher training, like tens of thousands of certified teachers teaching in the NYC Department of Education. While many certified art teachers are rotating inefficiently in the Absent Teacher Reserve pool, students in Karamoko Inniss’ school are left with formal art education through uncertified contracts after school. Does that make sense? Only financial sense as Karamoko Inniss gets paid peanuts compared to the average salary of the art teachers without a permanent position.