In granting a preliminary injunction, state Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez said a lawsuit brought by a group of parents challenging the penalty has merit.
After such a framework is created, school districts will have one year to negotiate local union agreements on specific evaluations for their teachers or face school aid cuts.
Taking on the state’s traditionally powerful teachers unions, Cuomo threatened to impose tougher job evaluations Feb. 16 if the unions continue to, as he put it, block progress.
Governor Cuomo is trying to use state money in a carrot and stick approach to get major and long overdue reforms.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants to empower teachers and liberate them, he says, from the bullies who run their union.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has appointed a nine-member task force that will recommend changes in the way public school teachers are evaluated.
United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew is trying to stop education Chancellor Joel Klein from releasing a controversial teacher evaluation.