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Monday, April 13, 2015

Regent Tilles On NY Evaluation System: "Not Sure We Can Get It To The Point Where It’s Good."

The New York Board of Regents is meeting today to, among other things, discuss the new evaluation system.

So far, here's what I've learned, via Capital NY reporter Jessica Bakeman:



My response:

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    1. Jessica Bakeman is the reporter from Capital NY. Roger Tilles is the regent she is quoting.

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  2. Jessica Bateman is the reporter not the regent We need to let the regento know we are watching them.

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  3. Tilles is the Regent from LI where I live. He has found religion as earlier described by his testimony at his reappointment hearing. He visited my school district with Regent Young a couple of months ago and made it clear then that he doesn't believe the test scores should be used at all for APPR purposes. He is definitely not afraid to shoot off his mouth. A couple of years ago he came to my district and heard area superintendents savagely attack Commissioner King, who sat there and wouldn't give any ground. King made a fool of himself that day and Tilles watched it happen.

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    1. I wonder if Tilles was the regent who dished to Ken Lovett today in the Daily News over Tisch sowing discord on the board?

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  4. If this is the case, I'm wondering if a SUNSET clause can be put into this. Thoughts?

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    1. Best news out of this is, even a Regents is one the record stating what a piece of garbage this system is. This is NOT the kind of thing that will last - even without a sunset clause (which I think would have to be passed by the legislature anyway...)

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  5. Let me help Regent Tilles with her uncertainty:

    NO! NEVER! MISSION IMPOSSIBLE!
    YOU WILL NEVER MAKE THE NYS TEACHER EVALUATION SYSTEM "GOOD".

    In fact, you will never even be able to make it mediocre or even just slightly crappy. Try as you might Roger, given how Captain Education has constrained you with the mandatory use of test scores, you will be stuck with a system that is INVALID, UNRELIABLE, UNFAIR, and PRONE TO FUTURE LITIGATION.

    Thanks for your honesty Mr. Tilles, as a newcomer to regulating and policing our profession you might want to consider inviting some of us to help.

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  6. RBE, why can't the Regents just enact their own plan and ignore the Cuomo/Flangan/Heavy Hearts Club plan? What is stopping them? Not the law. The NYS Constitution empowers the Regents with the ability to set legislative policy. Cuomo then try and overturn any such against through the legislature but without the power of putting such a scheme in a budget bill, I doubt he will get too far this time. Thoughts?

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  7. "set educational policy" . . . not "set legislative policy" . . . sorry. I plan on sending an e-mail to Tilles later tonight after my BOE meeting.

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    1. I believe their power to set educational policy is limited to what is in the law as passed by the legislature and signed by the governor. The evaluation system is in the budget that was passed by the legislature and signed by the governor.

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    2. Earlier I made good on my pledge to write to Mr. Tilles. I await his reply. Will report back.

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  8. As an old timer here, I gotta say how much I miss the "good old days". Back when administrators had actual experience and the BOE was comprised of actual educators. (Yeah, that's right the BOE!) I miss the simple days when our evaluations were either S or U. I miss the days when we could transfer schools when we had seniority. I really miss the days when tenure actually meant something. I miss the days when testing was not the be all and end all of our careers. I miss the days when the rag newspapers and the media hardly ever wrote editorials blasting our profession. I totally miss the days when there was no such thing as money grubbing charter schools looking to poach money from district schools. But most of all, I miss the days when teachers were left ALONE to do their jobs.

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    1. Alas, those days are gone for good. There's too much money to be made attacking teachers and public schools.

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