Friday, September 16, 2011

N.Y. stops ranking teachers based on student test scores

NYT reports:  New York City education officials announced Thursday that they would end their effort to rank teachers based on their students’ standardized test scores, adding a surprise twist to one of the most contentious issues facing the city’s teaching force.

Joel Klein, the former schools chancellor who now fronts for Rupert Murdoch, championed the rankings, and the city has been supporting their release to the public against a teachers’ union lawsuit for the past year.

But now it appears that the state board will pick up where the city left off making it appear that Mayor Bloomberg and the city are simply trying to avoid the suit.

A victory of sorts, I suppose.

1 comment:

  1. Yippie Io' Ki-Ya, if I may? There's what I call, GOOD NEWS. That's a Gotham fish just landed in the teacher's boat, Mike. It's whopper. Somebody up there likes the pendante! Now onto L.A.


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