The State Assembly passed the bill to change the teacher and principal evaluation system to take out the state exams and leave it up to local districts to work out with unions how to do the Measure of Student Learning (MOSL) portion of our annual ratings.
Do you trust Michael Mulgrew and the descendants of Michael Bloomberg-Joel Klein at the DOE who are still in control at the NYC DOE to do this right?
There is nothing in the bill to slow down the Danielson attacks where teachers in NYC are constantly watching their backs in fear of drive by observations from often unscrupulous administrators. There is also nothing in here to stop administrators who are ethically challenged (we have too many of those in NYC) from manipulating the grading on local assessments.
Close to 1,000 people here think a better solution would be to scrap the entire evaluation system and return to a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory rating system. Let's start over on evaluations and take the student scores on any assessments and Danielson back to the scrapheap of terrible education ideas where they belong.
Some of us have been in contact with legislators about this inadequate bill. I would like to get a piece of ICEUFT literature in the schools so that we can spread the word even further about our petition before this bill goes to the Senate.
Let's not give up the fight. We really need your help.