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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