On Sept. 9, the Movement of Rank and File Educators, a caucus of the United Federation of Teachers, issued a petition calling for a moratorium on the new teacher evaluation system.
New York State Gov. Cuomo has decided to renege on an agreement to prevent student test scores from dragging down teacher ratings during the evaluation process. He said he won’t shield teachers from the consequences of a controversial rollout of the new Common Core standards.
The United Federation of Teachers and the New York State Union of Teachers pushed hard for what they felt were “fairer” evaluations.
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