To: Michael Mulgrew, UFT President, The New York State House, The New York State Senate, and Governor Andrew Cuomo

Repeal NYS Teacher Evaluation Laws 3012-c and 3012-d

We must return teacher evaluation to local districts free from state mandates by repealing New York State Education Laws 3012-c and 3012-d.

Why is this important?

-Evaluating teachers based on student results on tests and other student assessments that were never designed to rate educators is neither a scientifically or educationally sound way to be used for a Measure of Student Learning portion of a teacher's rating.

-The Measure of Teacher Practice portion of teacher evaluations is subjective and highly unfair, particularly in NYC where the Danielson Framework has been used not to help teachers grow as professionals but as a weapon to frighten teachers into teaching to score points on arbitrary rubrics in multiple unnecessary classroom observations.

We demand the repeal Education Law 3012-c and 3012-d and the return of teacher evaluation to local districts, free from state mandates.

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Reasons for signing

  • Because I wanna day that I’m in touch with you.
  • We need to be able to grieve/dispute fraudulent teacher observations made by administration whose sole purpose is to attack teachers who either make too much money or advocate for teachers and students.
  • Decouple all testing. Return testing to its purpose , evaluative and useful for schools in their curriculum and teaching. Stop the punitive testing and credit denial for ELLs. End excessive exit exams for graduation. Return to the RCT. Give us back component retesting. Reinvest savings from tests into schools.