Buried near the bottom of last night's Gotham Schools update on the evaluation negotiations was this:
Union leaders continued to prepare its members to review a plan should one be agreed upon before the deadline.
Vice President Leroy Barr called members of the union’s evaluations committee to a meeting on Wednesday afternoon. ”Please note that we need you in attendance on Wednesday, January 16th at 4:15PM,” Barr wrote in an email to the 150-teacher committee this evening. ”As promised, we want to give you updates at that time.”
Mulgrew is quoted in the post as saying the following:
”I told them I’d keep then updated about roughly where we’re at,” Mulgrew said. “What I’ll have to tell them I guess is we’re at a stalemate.”
And so the kabuki dancing continues.
If you're hoping for no deal, that 4:15 PM meeting should make you nervous.
Is that when the cave in notification is given?
Or do Casey and Mulgrew take it right down to the wire and wait until tomorrow?
Dunno when they do it, but I still expect major concessions from the union and a total sell-out for teachers.
The state officials quoted in the piece certainly sound confident that's what's going to happen.