Today, StudentsFirstNY launched a citywide TV and social media campaign to urge city officials and teachers union leaders to come to an agreement on a new teacher evaluation system before the January 17 deadline. According to the New York Post, almost all stakeholders agree that the current evaluation system is inadequate and does not provide the feedback teachers need.
Micah Lasher, executive director of StudentsFirstNY, said:
“Getting this done is well within reach. It will happen if the folks responsible for making it happen feel they have no choice but to do so. That’s why we’re doing this.”
A parent from East New York commented on the need for a more effective teacher evaluation system:
“Every job you have has an evaluation system. Why shouldn’t [teachers] be evaluated when they have our most precious commodity in their lives every day?”