Alan Rosenfeld, a creepy butt-watching ex-teacher who was booted from the classroom in 2001, is actually a multimillionaire, thanks to a side business he runs from the Department of Education's infamous Rubber Room. For almost a decade he's collected double salaries, using his days in the Rubber Room to advise clients of his law practice. After yesterday's NY Post expose, the city is finally moving to fire him. "Conducting a business while working for the city is a serious violation of conflict-of-interest law," said DOE spokesman David Cantor. "We'll ask the special commissioner to investigate. If he recommends termination, we'll move to terminate."
Yesterday the Post revealed the following fun facts about Rosenfeld:
- He has made $700,000 in taxpayer funded salary in eight years — with no job but to sit in a DOE “rubber room.”
- He makes top scale for city teachers — $100,049 a year — and is entitled to raises.
- He owns 12 properties in Queens with an estimated total market value of $7.8M.
- With his perfect attendance, he has accumulated 435 unused sick days. When he retires, he is paid for half.
- The 41-year veteran could collect a basic pension of $82,000 a year if he retired today.
- His pension grows $1,700 each year he puts off retirement.
The revelations instigated the city's probe into the two-timer's activities and Bloomberg actually thanked the tabloid for its valuable reportage. He said he had been working toward "common-sense reforms . . . So I want to thank The Post for helping show New Yorkers the ridiculousness of the current rubber room rules and the urgent need for reform." A Post reporter also tried to ambush Rosenfeld yesterday, but he responded by yelling curse words and throwing a bicycle at him.