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The Board of Regents will vote at their Sept. 16-17 meeting on making the new teacher-principal evaluation rules permanent. Email or call your Regent and urge him or her to vote NO!
The current rules maintain a heavy emphasis on testing. Teachers, principals, and schools will be evaluated by the rise or fall of test scores, a practice that promotes teaching to the test, narrowing of the curriculum to only what is tested (math and reading), cheating, gaming the system.. The tests have an absurdly high passing mark; they are not valid or reliable. Their purpose is to make your school look bad, so that the state can swoop in and turn it over to a private charter entrepreneur.
Protect your children and public education.