The city Department of Education just released a scorecard evaluating the education programs that supply the most teachers to NYC’s public schools. According to the New York Post, the evaluations are made by measuring the performance of new teachers who have come from the 12 programs that supplied the most educators:
It’s no secret that the traditional education degrees at many colleges are mediocre. But the city’s scorecard shows that when it comes to improving student test scores, even an elite university such as Columbia had 20 percent not as effective as they should be. The comparative figure for City College of New York, another big supplier of teachers, was 10 percent.
The evaluations won’t provide a complete picture of how NYC’s teachers are performing, but it is one important step in making sure our teachers are up to par.