Fred LeBrun | September 19, 2015
There was a simple if potent resolution on the agenda of the state Board of Regents meeting last week calling for final passage of the onerous new teacher evaluation system Gov. Cuomo rammed through the Legislature earlier in the year.
A vote was taken of the 16 Regents, and it was widely reported in the media that they had done their duty and given, if reluctantly and after much debate, final approval as the law required them to do by a vote of 10 to 6.
It fact, that wasn't the case at all. They did their duty alright, but it wasn't to give final approval. click here for full article: Via Times Union
BY JON CAMPBELL ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2015. TIME POSTED: 6:21 PM
The state Board of Regents passed a revamped set of rules Wednesday for New York’s new system of evaluating teachers, but promised to pen a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers outlining their many concerns.
The Regents, the state’s education policymakers, voted 10-6 in favor of the new regulations, which included a new system for some teachers to appeal their ratings and the loosening of an observation requirement for small school districts.
The vote came after significant debate and some nose-holding among the Regents.
Several voted no in protest of the new system, which was required by a state law approved by Cuomo and the Legislature in March and has been derided by teachers unions. Other Regents warned of a possible loss of state money for local schools if the rules were voted down, noting the board was required by the law to approve a set of rules governing the process. click here for full article: Via Politics on the Hudson
New York: Why the Regents Should Oppose Governor Cuomo’s Teacher Evaluation Plan at Its Meeting This Week
This article was posted originally on September 9. Somehow it disappeared from my WordPress files and from the Internet. I sent out a call to readers and several sent it back to me. Thank you!
The Regents meet this week on September 16-17 to decide whether to approve Governor Cuomo’s teacher evaluation plan. They should vote NO. follow the link for full article: Via Diane Ravitch's Blog
By Valerie Strauss October 31, 2014
Sheri G. Lederman has been teaching for 17 years as a fourth-grade teacher in New York’s Great Neck Public School district. Her students consistently outperform state averages on math and English standardized tests, and Thomas Dolan, the superintendent of Great Neck schools, signed an affidavit saying “her record is flawless” and that “she is highly regarded as an educator.” for full article: Via The Washington Post