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Top State Education Official Will Decide NYC's Teacher Evaluation Stalemate

New York State Education Commissioner John King will soon decide on how New York City public schools will implement a new teacher evaluation system. The city and the United Federation of Teachers have not been able to come to an agreement on how to evaluate teachers. According to the New York Post, King will be the sole individual to hear the cases for and against implementing meaningful teacher evaluations:

"[King will] have until June 1 to weave the better of their ideas into a system that will be imposed on the city's schools come September.

"'I hope what comes out of it is the governor is able to...have a real deal with real enforcement that really evaluates [teachers] based on real numbers — and our kids will be the great beneficiaries of it,' said Mayor Bloomberg."

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