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Friday, April 26, 2013

John King Declares Side Agreement In Buffalo Void

Given that the whole rationale behind APPR is to fire as many teachers as possible, this is not a surprise:

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York state education officials have declared void an agreement between the Buffalo school district and its teachers union in which the district said it wouldn't hold two years of evaluations against teachers.

Buffalo Superintendent Pamela Brown says the district will go along with the state's finding.
The state objected to the Jan. 15 agreement between Brown and the Buffalo Teachers Federation because it conflicted with the teacher evaluation plan the district submitted to the state.

New York, by law, required all of its roughly 700 school districts to establish new teacher rating systems and to use the findings, in part, to weed out bad teachers.

Union President Philip Rumore says it's not fair for teachers' jobs to be at stake based on an evaluation system that's being newly implemented.

Who cares if the evaluation system is unpiloted, untested and not ready for prime time, says our erstwhile NYSED Commissioner with the whopping two years teaching experience - you WILL fire teachers using this system!

The fact that King continues to plow ahead asserting the need to eliminate teachers in an untested system reveals the true agenda for other people's children.

Indeed it does.


  1. John B. King is the real fraud in this whole process. 3 Total years teaching and he is the Commissioner? Really? All that experience was received in a prissy charter school environment. Get a life and real education career then tell me how to do my job. I'm embarassed to say that this man's certification is the same as mine.

    1. You're right - his charter school is infamous for the attrition rate and getting rid of "problem" students. Ironic that he wants to make sure EVERY student is counted in a teachers VSAM when the school he started did its best to get students the leadership didn't want out.