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Candidate for UFT Middle School Executive Board Seat
New NYC Firefighter EvaluationsAs the mayor of NYC and governor of NYS try to come up with a better way to support teachers, by evaluating them, the public asks….”Why only evaluate and support teachers?”
“The public is absolutely right. Don’t other civil servants need support as well? Let’s change the evaluation system for everyone!” replied the mayor, during a press conference yesterday.
Starting next month, every FDNY employee will undergo a strict new evaluation. 20% of the evaluation will be based on something called Value Retained Model or VRM. The way VRM works is that an accountability expert will make sure to arrive to the scene of a fire first. They will take pictures and videos of the building from the point they arrive to the time the firefighters have finished.
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