Posts Tagged 'Board of Regents'

Call / Write to help make evaluation fairer

Yesterday, seven regents advocated for a more fair process for determining how teachers will be evaluated in New York State. Their statement can be found here<>.

The regents listed below are all from Metropolitan New York and did not sign on to the statement which offers an alternative vision of teacher evaluation. Two more signers would constitute a majority of the Board of Regents.

All those concerned about the APPR should phone/write these 4 NYC-connected regents to strongly encourage them to sign on to the statement.
Lester W. Young, Jr
Member at Large
55 Hanson Place, Suite 400, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217
(718) 722-2796<tel:%28718%29%20722-2796> (link sends e-mail)<>

Charles R. Bendit
1st Judicial District
111 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1500, New York, N.Y. 10011
Phone (212) 220-9945<tel:%28212%29%20220-9945> (link sends e-mail)<>

James E. Cottrell
Member at Large
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 450 Clarkson Avenue – Box 6, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11203-2098
(718) 270-2331<tel:%28718%29%20270-2331> (link sends e-mail)<>
Christine D. Cea
13th Judicial District
1050 Forest Hill Road, Staten Island, NY (link sends e-mail)<>

Regents Fight over Details – Ratings based on test scores must go!

(from the New Action leaflet distributed at the March 2015 UFT Delegate Assembly).
For a printable version click: May 2015 Leaflet

The Board of Regents is discussing implementation of the new NYS law on evaluation. Merryl Tisch, Chancellor of the Board, and Cuomo’s co-author of this anti-teacher legislation, is being forced by the other Regents to backpedal on many details.

New Action supports attempts to lessen the impact of this bad system.

But using student test scores to rate teachers is plain wrong. At last month’s Delegate Assembly we amended the leadership’s resolution to drop UFT support of test scores to rate teachers.

Now we need to lead a fight to dump the law.

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August 2022