The new plan, revealed over the weekend, would empower principals in New York City schools to evaluate teachers and fire those educators deemed ineffective. It would also allow students to provide feedback and rate teachers.
The Wall Street Journal also reported that the plan was largely supported by other mayoral candidates and received high praise from New York City’s current mayor:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg quickly hailed the new plan as a major victory for students, framing the change as the culmination of his work after nearly three terms in office. He said it was a "huge rebuff to the UFT's obstructionism and a great victory for our students."