The New York State Education Department presented its final recommendations to the Board of Regents regarding changes to the teacher evaluation system. SED proposed giving extensions for "hardship" two months at a time. If districts showed “good faith” during negotiations, they’ would be allowed a two-month extension, and the extensions would be renewable until September 2016.
In response, UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued the following statement:
These recommendations make it clear that the New York State Education Department has not been listening to the voices of thousands of parents and teachers, who have clearly said our schools need less reliance on testing, not more. We will continue to work with the Board of Regents, which has the final vote on these issues.