“Advance” – The Movie

A very helpful video that explains the new evaluation system and provides suggestions for how educators should prepare themselves. A “must watch” for every UFT member! Created by John Elfrank-Dana Teacher/UFT Chapter Leader Murry Bergtraum High School Please sign MORE’s petition calling for a moratorium of the new teacher evaluation system Online here Print andContinue reading ““Advance” – The Movie”

The New Evaluation System: Teachers and Students are More than a Test Score

This post is an expanded version of our Newsletter article. To help distribute our newsletter please sign up here. State Education Commissioner King has imposed a new teacher evaluation plan that reduces each year of our teaching to a single number based largely on students’ test scores. Up to 10%  of teachers statewide may faceContinue reading “The New Evaluation System: Teachers and Students are More than a Test Score”

Petition-Moratorium on New Evaluations

MORATORIUM ON THE NEW YORK CITY TEACHER EVALUATION SYSTEM Please print out the above link and circulate in your school. You can email more@morecaucus.org to arrange for pick up and/or drop off. Petitions can also be picked up/droped off at any of our upcoming happy hours (dates/locations to follow), general meetings (9/21,10/19) and/or our brunch(10/5). We will have MORE members collecting/distributingContinue reading “Petition-Moratorium on New Evaluations”

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”