Diane Ravitch has one of the most influential blogs in support of public education. Diane is fully on board with getting rid of New York's teacher evaluation law.
Here and here are back to back posts from her blog from Friday. Diane puts so much upon her blog that if you aren't following closely, you can miss some really important material.
In the one called "It's Time to Reinvent Teacher Evaluation," Professor Ravitch cites scholarly work done by Rachel E. Gabriel and Sarah L. Woulfin of the University of Connecticut.
This blog totally agrees.
In the other piece, Professor Ravitch links to a piece from Jake Jacobs, a New York City Art Teacher.
Again from Ravitch:
As has this blog. If you have not yet done so, please spread the word to sign our petition (see right side of page or use link) to completely repeal the evaluation law in NYS.
I still think we have room to grow this little movement the readers of this blog initiated but we need everyone to pitch in.
I contacted Ms. Nixon's campaign but have yet to hear back from them on the teacher evaluation issue. I hope someone with some insider knowledge can get them to listen to real life teachers.