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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cuomo Suggests He Will Not Sign Common Core Teacher Evaluation Shield Bill For Teachers

This is not a surprise:


The bill was passed before the summer.

Cuomo never signed it into law even though he proposed it in the first place.

He's had plenty of time to sign it, but he clearly didn't want to sign it.

Hell, if he had time to make yogurt the official state snack, he had time to sign this bill into law.

And now it looks like he's not going to.

Wasn't the teacher eval shield negotiations one of the first acts the new NYSUT leadership took after disposing with the old leadership in a Randi Weingarten-backed putsch?

What's it say that Cuomo is giving them (and teachers) the finger by not signing it?

I know what it says.

It says NYSUT leadership sucks and Cuomo is out to get teachers.

That's what it says.

Just another sign a full out assault on teachers is coming from Cuomo and the union leadership will be useless to defend us.

21 comments:

  1. When does this bullshit Danielson thing expire?

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    1. The NYC system imposed by King remains in effect through the 2016-2017 school year, barring a renegotiation by the city and the UFT that the SED signs off on.

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  2. All of this, and I mean ALL OF THIS is really the fault of the NYSUT/UFT for going along and agreeing to Race to the Top. If the NYSUT/UFT had balls they would have never agreed to Race to the Top and thus our evaluations would never have needed to be changed in the first place. But, noooooooo, since the NYSUT/UFT wants to have a "seat at the table" with the very ed-deformers that are out to destroy us in the first place. What good is a "seat at the table" when they are feeding us poison?

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    1. I agree with you - started w RttT and got worse from there. Now we have Cuomo and Tisch set to impose quotas on the percentage of ineffective ratings per district - if I'm not mistaken, that would the worst system in the nation imposed. Nowhere else that I know of that there are quotas.

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    2. RttT was over reach by the Federal government and is/was probably unconstitutional. The Federal government does not get to meddle in state education in the way that RttT does , according to the constitution.

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    3. NCLB waivers are even more of an overreach. RttT was passed by Congress - NCLB waivers are bypassing Congress.

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    4. Race to the Top was nothing more than dangling blood money to states and their teachers unions who were drooling for cash. Teacher unions sold their members out by agreeing with individual states who were eager for more cash. The money was "supposed" to go to the classroom but it was really intended to go to the testing companies as kickbacks to create a system of evaluation mechanisms to destroy teachers via unrealistic test benchmarks.

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    5. Remember the PR from the newspapers over RttT - the "kids" need this money! Ha - most of the dollars went to NYSED.

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  3. Cuomo hates teachers.

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  4. RBE,
    You mention in an above comment, Danielson expires June 2017 unless an agreement of some sort (dismantling or extending) comes prior and is agreed upon. Let's say there's no agreement by June 2017. Is it clear as to what happens at that point regarding this framework? Isn't kind of ridiculous that there's a possibility that all these ratings don't matter much anyway? I mean, if 91.7% of NYC teachers received an E or HE, then next X-mas (2015 heading into 2016) wouldn't it be really pushing the close of this framework? Like another 1 1/2 of fake ratings until June 2017? This doesn't seem like it's going to be reinstated.

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    1. I think Cuomo may try to supersede all current agreements between districts and locals by pushing through some odious thing in the budget in 2015 that would make the current thing null and void.

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  5. Cuomo will use the $4 billion windfall from banks to create his own Race to the Top and bribe cash-strapped districts to fire more teachers. Will NYSUT bend over and take it? All signs point to YES.

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  6. No truer words my friend "It says NYSUT leadership sucks and Cuomo is out to get teachers."

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  7. TEACHERS ARE THEIR OWN WORST ENEMIES! THE AFT, UFT AND NYSUT ARE ALL LACKIES FOR CORPORATE AMERICA, ARNE DUNCAN AND JERKS LIKE TISCH & CUOMO. ALL BOUGHT BY MONEY!

    Take a look at the UFT and NYSUT websites ... no controversies are reported ... as far as they're concerned, all is right in the teaching profession, right? WRONG!

    Teachers in NYS and across this nation need to rise up. Wake-up and realize that lawyers representing school districts along with PTA's and school boards are trying to dictate and micro-manage to the extent that they too are complicit in tearing down the American public school system. Our only allies in this battle are PARENTS who represent the voting public. When parents start actively supporting teachers and show their anger when voting, politicos will listen. Otherwise, they're gone.

    When there are MASS firings, who will take our place in the classroom? How about some Teach for America kiddies with NO formal training? Yeah, right? Look around at college and university schools of education. Students are no longer going into education as a career path the way they did only a few short years ago. There will be massive teacher shortages. Then what? Our political leaders are FOOLS. They won't be content until they have destroyed the system. The trouble is, they have NO idea what they are doing (whether it is destroying public education or, dissuading future college students from majoring in education).

    It is time to push back, my friends!

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  8. They know exactly what they are doing...privatization and complete control of education...the destruction of critical and original thinking...the extinguishment of voice...the subservience to and dependency on the corporate power base. Education is always a prime target when totalitarianism lurks under the rotting log.

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