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For a Democratic Discussion and Vote in the UFT on the New Evaluation System

MORE  Social Justice Caucus of the UFT
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A controversial new teacher evaluation system is under negotiation that will include the use of student test scores to evaluate teachers.

One expression of the controversy is that one out of every three principals in New York State has gone on record opposing the state law that provided the framework for the negotiations.

Once negotiated, the new system will be the largest change to our working lives in years, greater than the changes in many union contracts. Yet, there are no plans for a ratification vote by the membership.

Therefore, we request a membership-wide referendum on whether to accept the new evaluation system once it is negotiated with the city, after a broad and democratic discussion about the new system within our union.


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Gary Rubinstein analyzes the NYC Teacher Reports and VAM and finds invalid and deeply flawed metrics.

Diane Ravitch states that relying on standardized testing to measure the worth of teachers and schools damages schools and demoralizes teachers.

Mel Riddile  shows how tests and VAM ignore socio-economic realities.

John Ewing writes about the problematic use of VAM to evaluate teachers. 

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  • Adrienne Baleston
    Adrienne Baleston United States, Jackson Heights
    Apr 10, 2014
    Apr 10, 2014
    My friend is a gret teacher,,spends her own money on everything,,and really cares about the kids. why should her job be evaluated on test scores, she teaches special ed.som of her kids cannot see..and are very low functioning, why should she be evaluated by kids who do ot show up..its so not fair..Some cannot not read well at all..Specail Ed should not be counted with he rest..NOT FAIR.
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