Wednesday, January 11, 2012

LEO CASEY COMPARES U RATING APPEAL PROCESS TO STALIN SHOW TRIALS

Great post at EdWize on why we need a neutral review for ineffective ratings.  VP for high schools Leo Casey said the UFT has has done the research and found that UFT members won 10 of the last 2,000 U rating appeals.  That's a .05% success rate. Interesting that  he compares the DOE review process to a Stalin show trial.

Another good piece over there was the one Casey wrote saying that the study showing that having good teachers increases student earnings was not peer reviewed yet it was released to the public. In addition, Jackie Bennett's work on how closing schools are set up to fail is also enlightening reading.

I have not been a big fan of Edwize since the 2005 propaganda pieces selling the horrible contract but I will say that some of this stuff going up nowadays is quite helpful.






6 comments:

Anonymous said...

If that is true.Why did the union do nothing about it over the last decade?

Anonymous said...

That's because Randi was in charge.

Anonymous said...

Better late than never.

Tom Forbes said...

Due to the fact the UFT Unity caucus has sat back and watched Bloomberg and Co. wreck havoc on most of us, I have little confidence anything substantial will be done to stop the tide.

ed notes online said...

Mulgrew is in charge now. Did you read James' post on the constitutional amendment that reduces the voice of the teachers in the schools? Exactly what Randi -- and Sandy and Al would do to restrict voices of criticism in the UFT.

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