FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2012
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON THE PASSAGE OF STATE LEGISLATION LIMITING THE FULL DISCLOSURE OF TEACHER EVALUATIONS
"I believe that parents have a right to full disclosure when it comes to information about their child's education, and I am disappointed that this bill falls short of that goal. Evaluations are important resources for parents, principals and teachers alike, and parents need information to make good decisions about their children's schools. However, I do appreciate the Governor's insistence that the State Education Department post school data so that parents can analyze how districts perform, and that teacher, principal and school information will be made widely available online. I know this is a difficult issue, and I commend the Governor for approaching it in a serious way. Chancellor Walcott and I will work to comply with the bill's requirements and to ensure that all available data is provided to every parent in our school system."
Stu Loeser / Lauren Passalacqua (212) 788-2958
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