This came from the weekly NYSUT Leader Update in a section on the state budget:
The enacted budget includes numerous policy initiatives, including labor protections to help mitigate an adverse Janus decision. As the legislative session continues, NYSUT will continue to advocate for statutory changes that will return teacher evaluations to local control without any state mandates.
As state umbrella union NYSUT is doing right by us as they lobby to change the teacher evaluation system up in Albany, we need to put maximum pressure on the largest local within NYSUT, the UFT, to stop trying to defend the current disgusting evaluation system. It looks like Michael Mulgrew is now the main advocate of the current system with its four Danielson observations per year for NYC teachers and junk science student test score results making up our annual ratings.
Our petition is the main way to tell the state and Mulgrew that NY teachers, our friends, our families and other supporters of public education do not want the current evaluation system to continue.
Please get as many people as you know to sign our petition at the right to repeal the NYS teacher evaluation law. We have over 600 signatures so far based on nothing but a push from our little blog and our friends. That is not a bad start. If everyone could convince five more people to sign, we would have something rather big.
We can expand this to make it a real movement with your involvement.