Tuesday, October 23, 2012

NYC Public School Parents: Vote on eliminating reporting on class size and TCUs postponed

NYC Public School Parents: Vote on eliminating reporting on class size and TCUs postponed



Vote on eliminating reporting on class size and TCUs postponed


The mayor has established a Report & Advisory Board Review Commission through a charter amendment, which is supposed to decide which legally-mandated reporting requirements should be eliminated.  The Commission has a majority of mayoral appointees and has the authority to override city law.

DOE proposed the elimination of the  November class size report and the annual report on TCUs or school trailers, making claims about how the later class size report in February was more “accurate” (which registers lower class sizes esp. in HS, after thousands of students have dropped out or been discharged from school) and  how the TCU data is  replicated in the Blue Book, or that somehow this data was not “useful”.  I refuted these bogus claims in my comments to the Commission here and here.

Elizabeth Weinstein, the Mayor’s head of the Office of Operations and the Chair of the Commission, was 

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