Time has nearly run out for the New York City Department of Education and the United Federation of Teachers to come to a resolution on the teacher evaluation law adopted in 2010.

With only a week left, NYCAN joined a coalition of ten other reform organizations to urge Education Commisioner John King to implement a comprehensive evaluation system with the following elements if the state must intervene:

  • a concise evaluation rubric
  • student surveys
  • a manageable administrative burden
  • fair, efficient appeals process.

We believe this is a chance to ensure that the evaluation imposed embodies the intent of the 2010 state law and provides New York City’s teachers with the feedback they deserve as professionals.

Read the full letter here.


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