After weeks of name-calling and finger-pointing, the city and the teachers union are returning to the bargaining table on Wednesday to hammer out a new deal over teacher evaluations.
The two sides have until Jan. 17 to reach an agreement or risk losing $250 million in state aid, but they haven’t met since talks stalled before Christmas.
“We have a significant amount of time blocked for the remainder of this week and next week to have discussions on issues that we both feel are important,” said schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott.
“The major thing is that we both agree that we need to sit down and devote a significant amount of time to having fruitful discussions and work out the remaining issues — not just for the money, but for the benefit of our students and our teachers.”
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Here Comes The UFT Sell-Out On Evaluations