Quite frankly, good teaching gets punished by value added measurements based upon test scores.
Or, as Michael Winerip put it, numbers lie.
Just wait until this system goes into effect statewide.
Cuomo calls it "scientific" and "objective."
It will be anything but.
A staff member for a state senator I spoke to last week told me she hopes that after a year or two, the public will see the new evaluation system for the madness it is and call for it to be dismantled.
I hope for that too.
But I also hope that the governor who put this into place, along with the NYSED Commissioner and Regents Chancellor, are held "accountable" for the nightmare to come.
And made no mistake, no matter what Leo Casey says, this is going to be a nightmare that will result in tens of thousands of excellent teachers being fired.