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New York: NYSAPE Protests Legislative Effort to Lock in Test-Based Teacher Evaluation; by Diane Ravitch

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' Please Take Action and write legislators in Albany to stop this speeding train! The New York legislature pretended to kill VAM by passing legislation that shifts responsibility for teacher evaluation from the state to local districts. But the' new law' is old wine in a new bottle. It still requires that 50% of teachers’ evaluation must be based on test scores Parents and educators who have taken a stand against the damaging effects of high-stakes testing vehemently oppose this legislation. Rather than the minor tweaks proposed in this legislation, we demand an immediate end to the mandated use of student test scores and student performance measures in the evaluation of educators and the closure of schools. Parents and Educators implore lawmakers to slow down and do further research. '



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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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