The Noose or The Sword: Choosing Your Evaluation

Analysis and Guidance Regarding Teacher Evaluation Choices and Decisions By Julie Cavanagh PS15k Chapter Leader I have yet to meet a parent, teacher or student from a school community who tells me they believe the new teacher evaluation system being implemented in NYC is a good thing, for anyone.  It seems most people understand this systemContinue reading “The Noose or The Sword: Choosing Your Evaluation”

The New John King Math: 40% = 100%

This new school year will be the first time that teachers in NYC will be evaluated using the evaluation system imposed by State Education Commissioner John King. Under the new system every teacher will receive a score ranging from 0 to 100 and this number will determine if the teacher is deemed Highly Effective, Effective, Developing orContinue reading “The New John King Math: 40% = 100%”

MORE Statement on Evaluation Plan

UFT Rank and File Says King’s Evaluation Plan Bad for Teachers, Students While Michael Mulgrew launches a campaign to convince the membership that the new teacher evaluation system is designed to help teachers improve and give them a professional voice, Bloomberg is proclaiming victory. The truth of the matter is, this evaluation system is badContinue reading “MORE Statement on Evaluation Plan”

MORE Response to the Failure to Reach a Deal on Evaluations

As of 2:30pm today UFT HAS announced NO DEAL on evaluations. The rally outside the DA is directed against the junk science teacher eval schemes that are being foisted upon us, and demands that the rank and file have a say in a ratification of any agreement. It calls for our union to end theContinue reading “MORE Response to the Failure to Reach a Deal on Evaluations”

MORE Statement on the Pending Evaluation Agreement Between the DOE and the UFT

Dear MORE members, allies, and all our UFT brothers and sisters, The indications are very strong the UFT leadership will reach an evaluation agreement with the Department of Education in just a few days. Because of this, we wanted to take a moment to repeat the position of the Movement of Rank and File EducatorsContinue reading “MORE Statement on the Pending Evaluation Agreement Between the DOE and the UFT”

Why we oppose the release of test-based teacher evaluations

Please help copy and distribute a hard copy of the this statement (with our summer series schedule on the back) to your coworkers As students and teachers finish up the school year in sweltering heat, legislators in Albany closed their legislative session by passing a new law regarding the public release of teachers’ performance evaluations. In reactionContinue reading “Why we oppose the release of test-based teacher evaluations”