Wednesday, October 09, 2019
New York State Will Allow School Districts To Evaluate Teachers
The New York State Board of Regents will no longer require school districts to evaluate teachers, based upon State tests. Obviously, the 20% statewide opt out rate had greatly influenced the decision.
Moreover, the State gave the school districts the authority to use collective evaluations rather than an individual evaluation for the teachers.
How does that affect New York City teachers is still in question since the DOE has shown no inclination to change the teacher evaluation system. Moreover, will our union demand that Charlotte Danielson be eliminated and a fairer metric be used to evaluate teachers. Finally, will teachers be collectively evaluated since the State now allows it and most suburban school districts have already implemented it for this school year.
Will the NYC teacher evaluation system change enough to be appropriate for the majority of teachers? Only time will tell.