An outstanding music teacher tells Governor Cuomo why his reform plan is a bad idea

This says many of the points which I have come to understand about teacher evaluations most clearly. Using students standardized test scores to evaluate teachers is not logical.

Round the Inkwell

Doreen Fryling is a remarkable teacher of music, as well as a public school mom.  She does not support Cuomo’s efforts to make test scores 50% of a teacher evaluation.  Although Cuomo now mocks the present APPR system, he helped create it. He said it was “one of the toughest in the country”.  And now he says it is baloney, so he wants to put some crushed glass in the sandwich.

Here is what Doreen wrote.  I am so proud to be her principal.

Dear Governor Cuomo,

I am compelled to write to you regarding your proposed changes to the New York State Teacher Evaluations. This letter is an attempt to offer you a teacher’s perspective of your new evaluation proposal.  I have been impressed by your willingness to explore multiple perspectives on other issues facing the people in the great State of New York.  I write…

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