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If the effort is successful, districts would base any layoffs, in part, on the quality of a teacher’s work. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been aggressively campaigning for the change.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blames cuts in education funding for the move.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is warning that unless teacher seniority rules are changed, the city could have to lay off nearly every teacher hired in the last five years.
A whopping 15,000 teacher layoffs were threatened by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday to deal with expected cuts in state aid to education. But parents don’t like that one bit.
Following Monday’s ruling which allowed performance ratings for NYC school teachers to be released, the United Federation of Teachers sent a memo to members Thursday expressing disagreement and frustration with the decision.
A judge ruled Monday that New York City can release performance ratings for 12,000 teachers based on a statistical analysis of student test scores.
United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew said the formula used to produce the reports was in its “developmental stage” and had a 60 point margin of error.
The principal at a middle school in Brooklyn has come under fire not for his policy, but for his writing and spelling skills.
United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew is trying to stop education Chancellor Joel Klein from releasing a controversial teacher evaluation.