See: MULGREW DESPERATELY HANGING ON TO JUNK SCIENCE TEACHER EVALUATIONS
-- UFT/AFT Always Deformers at Heart. They favor using standards even when they bludgeon teachers and students to death.
Here Puncy Mike lays it out.
MORE should put this quote in its election lit.
October 13, 2013:
Testimony of UFT President Michael Mulgrew before the New York State Senate Standing Committee on EducationThank you very much, Chairman Flanagan and members of the committee. On behalf of the 200,000 members of the United Federation of Teachers, I appreciate this opportunity to address the issues surrounding the rollout of the Common Core Learning Standards.
The UFT together with educators from around the country embrace adopting more rigorous standards to better emphasize the critical thinking and depth of knowledge that many American students need to improve. Before these new Common Core standards were created, each state had its own set of educational standards, all of which differed in academic content.
The New York State Common Core Learning Standards were carefully crafted by experts to raise the bar and improve educational outcomes for students to ensure that they are college- and career-ready in our increasingly competitive world.