It's also being timed to accompany the skyrocketing failure rates on the new Common Core exams.
Teachers should realize that we're are in a temporary lull right now, but that the attacks will begin to intensify next year, with teachers and schools targeted as "failing" in accelerating numbers.
What will it be, NYC teachers? Self-respect and professional autonomy based on resistance to these vicious policies and the people who push them (including our union misleaders), or passive, willing acceptance of an ever-tightening noose?
As I posted earlier, they're going to set an arbitrary benchmark for "ineffective" ratings in every district (looks like 5%) and punish districts that don't hit the benchmark.
Cuomo said he wants a "competitive" evaluation system and that's certainly what you're going to get with a benchmark of 5% or higher.
It's Survivor for Teachers, Cuomo and Tisch Edition.
Can you survive this round of Danielson drive-by's?
Can you not get voted off the island this school year?