On Tuesday, at the Association for a Better New York, UFT leader Randi Weingarten proposed that school systems across the nation and in New York postpone the use of new tests in evaluating teachers.
According to The New York Times, Weingarten claims that teachers need more time to understand the new curriculum and test before they should be held accountable for results. Her concerns focus on New York, as it is one of the first states to adopt the new Common Core standards for testing.
StudentsFirstNY’s Acting Executive Director, Glen Weiner, commented on Weingarten’s concerns:
As the education status quo calls for endless delay that would prevent progress in order to hold on to its power, our kids are falling further behind the rest of the world.