Report Reveals Students in High-Poverty Schools More Likely To be Taught by Poorly Rated Teachers

New York Post // January 10, 2013

According to a new report released by StudentsFirstNY, teachers with poor performance ratings are unevenly distributed throughout New York City schools. The study shows that schools considered high-poverty have a larger percentage of unsatisfactory rated teachers. The New York Post shared some of the specific findings presented in the report: 

One the high end, two schools – PS 4 in The Bronx and Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet HS in Queens – had one-third of their teachers hit with a so-called U-rating that year.

The top 10 percent of schools -- 77 of the 1,509 schools included in the study -- had nearly 19 percent of their teachers rated unsatisfactory.

In the report, StudentsFirstNY also presents recommendations for New York City schools including financial incentives for retaining effective teachers and an agreement between the City and the teachers' union on a new teacher evaluation system. 

Read the report “Unsatisfactory: The Distribution of Teacher Quality in New York City” (PDF).

View an interactive map of NYC schools with the highest percentages of “Unsatisfactory” teachers.

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