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Don’t reinvent the wheel; read Diane Ravitch and Buf News instead…
February 27, 2012, 12:12 pm
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NYSUT and NYS Government seem to have come to an agreement regarding teacher evaluation. Its not law yet (its part of the budget legislation and needs to be signed by the Cuomo) but there are two quick reads that sum it up. The Buffalo News gives a basic overview, although it doesn’t really get to some of the more difficult to interpret language. I agree with Diane Ravitch, there are some things here that just don’t make sense and I think in practice it will be nightmarish.

 

Teachers often a adopt a “this too shall pass” attitude toward new initiatives because usually they do pass and usually the initiative is a new name for an old idea. I don’t think this will pass, I think teachers are going to have to face this one head on and its going to have terrible consequences for their instruction and their students.

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