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June 1, 2013
State Education Commissioner John King issued his teacher evaluation plan for New York City teachers at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 1.
UFT President Michael Mulgrew released the following statement:
New York City teachers will now have additional protections and opportunities to play a larger role in the development of the measures used to rate them. Despite Mayor Bloomberg’s desire for a “gotcha” system, as Commissioner King noted today, New York City “is not going to fire its way to academic success.”
The precise measures of student learning established by this ruling will be in effect unless and until they are altered in collective bargaining with the new Mayor who takes office in seven months.
As the UFT requested, there will now be additional arbitration slots that will allow teachers to challenge any violations by supervisors of the new evaluation process before they reach the stage of actual ratings.
The state has also ruled that teachers will be evaluated on all aspects of the Danielson framework, as the UFT had proposed, in opposition to the DOE’s insistence that fewer measures be used.
In individual schools, teachers will have an equal say with administrators on the committee that will recommend the instruments that each school will use.
Despite the Mayor’s claims to the contrary, the major components of the new statewide system – such as the four categories of Highly Effective, Effective, Developing and Ineffective – are part of the statute or are regulations; as such, have never been subject to “sunset;” they can be changed by the Legislature or the Commissioner.
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