Contact Ulster County Board of Regents member Josephine Finn and tell her to vote NO on making the current, temporary teacher and principal evaluation system permanent at the Regents meeting next week (September 16-17, 2015).
Josephine Finn (518) 474-5889 Regent.Finn@nysed.gov
The current evaluation system (temporarily approved by the Board of Regents in June 2015) is not just bad for teachers. It is bad for our students.
This evaluation system bases 50% of the evaluation on the test scores of the students sitting in the teacher’s class. Talk about a heavy weight on those students’ shoulders. Such a heavy emphasis on the tests also promotes teaching to the test and narrowing of the curriculum which adversely affect students’ education.
You can read further on why the tests are bad for teachers AND students here.
Call and email Regent Finn now!