FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2011
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A RIGOROUS TEACHER EVALUATION SYSTEM
“In order to ensure we have the best teachers in the classroom, we need a rigorous teacher evaluation system. The framework initially proposed by the State Board of Regents provides us a critical opportunity to create a system that evaluates teacher performance based on multiple measures of effectiveness – including student outcomes. But that proposal did not go far enough.
“The thoughtful recommendations made today by Governor Cuomo will greatly improve the rigor of these new evaluations, and I am heartened that the Regents agreed to adopt them. But it will take the sustained commitment of all invested parties – and perhaps most importantly, the cooperation of the teachers union – if we are to make this evaluation system a reality."
Stu Loeser / Jessica Scaperotti (212) 788-2958
Natalie Ravitz (Education) (212) 374-5141
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