Sunday, December 16, 2012

On the Teacher Evaluation Resolution from the December 2012 Delegate Assembly « JD2718

On the Teacher Evaluation Resolution from the December 2012 Delegate Assembly « JD2718:


On the Teacher Evaluation Resolution from the December 2012 Delegate Assembly

MORE brought a resolution to last week’s UFT delegate assembly, calling for discussion of any teacher evaluation agreement to occur in the schools, and calling for a referendum to be taken among the membership in the event a proposed agreement is reached. The reason they offered for sending an evaluation deal to the membership is both technical, and political. In the technical sense, they argued that this would be an agreement that while not in the contract, would control what goes in the contract, and contracts are voted on by the membership. In the political sense, I believe the leaders of MORE would prefer that most major items were sent to the membership for discussion, independent of contractual implications, starting with the “biggest” and this certainly would be big. The resolution made a stronger argument in the technical sense.
Did you know that the word “vaccination” is derived from the word “vacca” – which means “cow”? I worked both words into this post.
 MORE tried to bring this to the November Delegate Assembly, and was blocked (time ran out). Evidently they  complained directly to the leadership: Mulgrew this time called on Kit Wainer, Chapter Leader at Leon Goldstein HS in Brooklyn and a leading member of MORE, and suggested the delegates support a suspension of the rules 

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