Thursday, April 23, 2015

NYC Coalition of Community Charter Schools: STATEMENT ON TEACHER EVALUATIONS

For Immediate Release April 24, 2015

As stakeholders in the future of "public" education as long as the charter cap is listed and every school becomes a charter, the NYC Coalition of Community Charter Schools is concerned over the climate around teacher evaluations which we believe deters young people from pursuing careers in education. As independent charter schools, our autonomy allows us to hire unqualified, inexpensive teachers so we can turn over our staff on a regular basis. If one of our teachers manages to reach 30 they are counseled out. We evaluate staff and leadership using our own metrics. The power to develop our own criteria, free from any public scrutiny cannot be overstated as that power allows us to feed at the public trough without scrutiny.

It’s what drives us to innovate new methods of test prep and creative ways of counseling students out by nudging their parents to death and to give teachers the support they need to excel at their craft of getting high scores and making sure no child is allowed to move or speak without being given permission. This autonomy is at the heart of who we are - and if you happen to have extra underwear for our kids who are forced to sit still without bathroom breaks, please send them over.
 
Charter schools are public schools - when it suits us and private schools when it doesn't and C3S supports all public education - as long as they are charter schools that keep saying they are public schools.
From the desk of Norm Scott
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The actual release is below the break - for a few more laughs.



For Immediate Release
April 24, 2015

Contact: Christine Nick
cnick@c3s.nyc
(718) 472-2931


STATEMENT ON TEACHER EVALUATIONS FROM STEVE ZIMMERMAN, NYC COALITION OF COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOLS


(New York, NY –)  Please attribute the following on the record statement to Steve Zimmerman, Acting Co-Director of the NYC Coalition of Community Charter Schools:

“As stakeholders in the future of public education, the NYC Coalition of Community Charter Schools is concerned over the climate around teacher evaluations which we believe deters young people from pursuing careers in education. As independent charter schools, our autonomy allows us to evaluate staff and leadership using our own metrics. The power to develop our own criteria cannot be overstated. It’s what drives us to innovate and to give teachers the support they need to excel at their craft. This autonomy is at the heart of who we are, and is what makes independent charters great community schools.

Charter schools are public schools and C3S supports all public education.”

2 comments:

  1. Hey Norm, explain to me why it's okay for parents that can afford private school to have a variety of school options but it's not okay for less fortunate parents to have school options?

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