Permanent certification is gone - teachers with permanent certification have to "register" with NYSED every five years showing they have done 100 hundred hours of "rigorous" PD.
Tenure is gone - two "ineffective" ratings and a district may have a teacher fired in 90 days. Three "ineffective" ratings in a row and a district must move to have the teacher fired in 30 days.
The same geniuses who brought you the mess that was the Common Core roll-out and gave a liar named "Dr" Ted J. Morris Jr. MA, Ph.D, MSW a charter school are now in charge of creating a new evaluation system that links tests scores and observations, including one from an "outside evaluator," by June.
Teachers who teach subjects and/or courses that do not end in state tests will be evaluated by "Student Learning Objectives" that will be developed by NYSED.
If a teacher comes up "ineffective" on the test-based component, they may opt to have students take another test approved by the state, but no funding will be provided for the test:
The budget describes the following as eligible options for the second test: “state tests or assessments developed or designed by the state education department, or that the state education department purchased or acquired from another state; an institution of higher education; or a commercial or not-for-profit entity.”
The optional "second test" idea is in the evaluation system in order to put the onus of overtesting onto teachers according to a Cuomo official.
Education aid increases are tied to the new evaluation systems being in place in individual districts by November.
“No school district shall be eligible for an apportionment of general support for public schools from the funds appropriated for the 2015-2016 school year and any year thereafter in excess of the amount apportioned to such school district in the respective base year unless such school district has submitted documentation that has been approved by the commissioner by November fifteenth, two thousand fifteen,” the bill says.
Students may not be instructed two years running by "ineffective" teachers.
There's more - and it's all bad.
You can see the rest of the mess here at this Capital NY rundown by Jessica Bakeman.
This is what UFT President Mike Mulgrew called "victory."
This is what Assembly Dems passed with "heavy hearts" last night.
If it wasn't clear to you before this that teachers have been abandoned by their union leadership and the politicians we support both financially and politically, it should be now.