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Monday, June 9, 2014

Teacher Evaluation Changes Said To Still Be On Legislative To-Do List

Buried in Ken Lovett's Daily News piece about the UFT threatening IDC head Jeff Klein if he doesn't stop governing with Republicans was this bit of news:

As the legislative session enters its final two weeks and with the Senate politics now dominating at the Capitol, few believe much will get accomplished before lawmakers leave town for the year.

But some issues are still percolating and could be addressed if the political will is there. Sen. Diane Savino, an independent Democrat from Staten Island, and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan) are still pushing a bill to legalize medical marijuana.

Both houses of the Legislature would also like to pass a bill addressing the growing statewide heroin epidemic. And Cuomo and the Legislature have talked about enacting a moratorium that would delay tying the results of the controversial Common Core education testing to teacher evaluation systems.

I'm pretty sure whatever changes get done to APPR will be minimal in effect, as Cuomo still wants to tout his "accountability record" to the public both in his 2014 re-election campaign and his potential 2016 White House bid.
But even Sheriff Andy realizes the absurdity of telling the public that the Common Core tests don't count for students but they do count for teachers.

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