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Mulgrew praises teacher evaluation bill
June 21st, 2012

United Federation of Teachers head Michael Mulgrew is praising the legislature for putting limits on the release of teacher evaluations. “I want to thank Governor Cuomo, Speaker Silver and Majority Leader Skelos for their leadership in working to strike an appropriate balance — ensuring that parents can have information about their childrens teachers, while helping to prevent the kind of vilification of teachers that resulted from Mayor Bloombergs insistence on releasing the misleading and inaccurate Teacher Data Reports last year.”

Needless to say, Mulgrew and Mayor Michael Bloomberg aren’t on the greatest of terms and the Legislature certainly handed Bloomberg a defeat today.

Here is Mulgrew’s full statement:

Today the New York State Legislature took some major steps on behalf of our schools and our children. I want to thank Governor Cuomo, Speaker Silver and Majority Leader Skelos for their leadership in working to strike an appropriate balance – ensuring that parents can have information about their childrens teachers, while helping to prevent the kind of vilification of teachers that resulted from Mayor Bloombergs insistence on releasing the misleading and inaccurate Teacher Data Reports last year.

I also want to thank the members of the Assembly for their efforts to stop the wholesale closing of schools in New York City and to give communities a bigger role in deciding where and how schools should be co-located in their districts. We need a comprehensive strategy to fix rather than abandon struggling schools, and we need to give parents who have for years been ignored by the citys Department of Education a real role in important decisions about their local schools.

By on June 21, 2012, 2:37 pm
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