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EDUCATE! ORGANIZE!! MOBILIZE!!!
Three pillars of The Resistance – providing information on current ed issues, organizing activities around fighting for public education in NYC and beyond and exposing the motives behind the education deformers. We link up with bands of resisters. Nothing will change unless WE ALL GET INVOLVED IN THE STRUGGLE!
MORE Needs help with folks who canjoin our Evaluations Working Group.
The first conference call will be conducted on Tuesday at 8:30 PM. Please reply for additional info!
Most teachers, students, and parents agree that the city's new teacher
evaluation system is a misguided attempt to distract New Yorkers from
the real challenges faced by our schools and students. But what's a teacher to do?
the educators, parents and community members of New York City, call on
State Education Commissioner King, the new Mayor of New York City, and
the UFT leadership to implement aMORATORIUM ON THE NEW YORK CITY TEACHER EVALUATION SYSTEM.
This system disproportionately weights the use of high stakes test
scores over qualitative assessments to determine the quality of teacher
In her piece "The Noose or the Sword: Choosing Your Evaluation," Julie
Cavanagh (Chapter Leader, PS15K) examines the pros and cons of the
three paths - compliance, uber compliance, or the middle way -
individual teachers and school-based committees must make in the coming
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