Off To The Races!

New York’s ban on using teacher test scores in evaluation decisions (or more precisely tenure decisions, but if that’s not an evaluation then what is?) has been getting most of the air time in conversations about New York’s prospects in the “Race to the Top” competition.  But New York’s charter school cap could present another obstacle.   Buffalo Assemblyman Sam Hoyt, as good a state leader on this issue as you’re going to find, is now leading an effort to better position New York in the competition.

Posted on Oct 20, 2009 @ 11:04pm

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  1. Testing Is Essential

    We have to hold teacher’s accountable to certain standards. Testing might not be the best way to go, but we certainly need to make sure that teachers actually do well. It’s not that difficult to become a teacher, which is why it should be essential that teacher’s are performance-based jobs instead of tenure based.

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