You can call for a moratorium on teacher evaluations and school closures tied to Common Core tests all you want.
David Coleman and Merryl Tisch can sit in the audience and hear your entirely reasoned argument.
They're not going to put a moratorium on anything here in NY State.
Both the governor and the NYSED Commissioner want every school district in the state to use the APPR evaluation system to fire teachers next year.
They told us that last week when they warned Buffalo about a memorandum of understanding between the district and the union that no teachers would be fired using APPR the first year because it is untested and unpiloted.
Buffalo has since rescinded that agreement under threat of losing RttT and Title 1 money.
And Merryl Tisch and John King both said after your speech that there will be no moratorium in NY State from APPR.
They say they've taken all potential problems into account, so teachers in NY State will be fired using the new teacher evaluation system based upon Common Core tests.
Thanks for the free coffee and donuts at the speech though, Randi.
They were swell.
And I know you just loved getting all the attention you got today for this speech, you attention hound you.
But nothing will happen as a result of this speech.
The powers that be in NY State have told us so already.
The firings based on Common Core commence next year.