December 5, 2012

E4E Statement on Chancellor's Call for an Evaluation Deal by December 21st

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE__

“We are encouraged the Chancellor feels the same urgency as our teachers do to put an evaluation system in place as soon as possible. We need a system that gives teachers the crucial feedback and support they need to succeed in the classroom. We agree it is critical to get a deal done by the state's January deadline to avert $300 million in cuts to the classroom. But more important than that is ensuring that any new evaluation system is meaningful and multi measured so that it can accomplish the goal of making teachers better at their jobs."

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For far too long, education policy has been created without a critical voice at the table – the voice of classroom teachers. Educators 4 Excellence (E4E), a teacher-led organization, is changing this dynamic by placing the voices of teachers at the forefront of the conversations that shape our classrooms and careers. With a quickly growing national network of morethan 7,000 educators united by the E4E Declaration of Teachers’ Principles and Beliefs, E4E teachers can learn about education policy and research, network at E4E’s event series with like-minded colleagues and important education policymakers, and take action by advocating for teacher-created policy recommendations that lift student achievement and the teaching profession.  For more information, please visit www.educators4excellence.org.

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