Tuesday, November 8, 2011

NYC Public School Parents: NY Charter schools join the pushback vs. teacher evaluation and data systems promoted by the corp reformers

NYC Public School Parents: NY Charter schools join the pushback vs. teacher evaluation and data systems promoted by the corp reformers:

NY Charter schools join the pushback vs. teacher evaluation and data systems promoted by the corp reformers

Today the NY Charter Schools Association senta letter to the state’s charter schools, rejecting the demand from the State Education Department that they provide information that can link teachers to student test score to enable the creation of a statewide data system designed to evaluate teacher effectiveness.
It is ironic that the charter school lobby, which has been strengthened and supported by ArneDuncan and Gates and the rest of the corporate reformers, is resisting the sort of reductionistteacher evaluation system that was required for states to compete for federal Race to the Top funds, at the very same time that RTTT led to an increase in the numbers of charters.
Thus, charters could grow to significant part of the overall school system but remain exempt from the damaging prescriptions that the corp reformers want to impose on our public schools, and their

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