June 4, 2018

Get New York State’s teacher-evaluation law right

Read the entire article on Newsday by Evan Stone, Educators for Excellence Co-CEO and Ian Rosenblum, Executive Director of the Education Trust-New York.

Highly skilled educators are critical to providing students with a quality education and opening doors of opportunity for their futures.

The state has a fundamental responsibility to improve students’ access to great educators, while supporting teachers to become even more effective.

That’s why for us, it’s so troubling that the New York State United Teachers — the state’s largest teachers union — is pushing lawmakers in the final weeks of the state legislative session to make the teacher evaluation system irrelevant.

Though New York’s teacher evaluation law is far from perfect, this particular “cure” may be worse than the disease.

To read the complete article, visit Newsday.