Wednesday, December 12, 2018
My Response To The New York Post Editorial.
In Today's New York Post there is an editorial that wants to end the teacher evaluation moratorium that links children's test scores with teacher evaluations. The editorial falsely claims that the moratorium protects lousy teachers rather than the real reason for the moratorium. That scientific studies have shown that a teacher accounts for only between 1% and 14% of a student's academic growth.
The New York Post editorial also failed to mention the Sheri Lederman case where the judge found the linkage between teacher evaluations and her students growth was based upon an incorrect algorithm, "junk Science".
Furthermore, the editorial failed to mention that the moratorium was limited tto grades 3 to 8. High school teachers were still evaluated based on Regents test scores.
Finally, all teachers are evaluated by their administrators and if the teacher is lousy, they can be terminated. either immediately if they are untenured or, if tenured, through an administrative hearing by a State appointed arbitrator.