NY Pols Set To Block Release Of Teacher Ratings...

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  1. paulitician

    paulitician Platinum Member Supporting Member

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    The public be damned! The state Legislature is likely to pass a last ditch bill that would prevent the release of teacher evaluations, while letting parents see the ratings only of their kids’ instructors.

    The measure, introduced by Gov. Cuomo just before midnight Monday, could pass before lawmakers head home for the year tomorrow, sources said yesterday.

    The Democratic-controlled Assembly says it will pass it tomorrow. Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-LI) said his conference is reviewing the measure.

    Mayor Bloomberg, who favors full disclosure of teacher evaluations and has blasted any limitations, declined to comment.

    The Cuomo legislation requires that schools “fully disclose and release” a teacher’s rating to parents of students in his or her class. Parents are entitled to receive a written or verbal summary that deems whether the classroom teacher is considered highly effective, effective, developing or ineffective.

    The proposal also calls for publishing teachers’ ratings to the public by school, grade and subjects — but without the names attached.

    In February, The Post published the ratings of thousands of teachers after winning a legal battle against the teachers union, which unsuccessfully sought to block the release.

    Cuomo is siding with the unions and taking away that right...

    Read more: Bill limits release of teacher grades to parents only - NYPOST.com

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