Monthly Archives: July 2011

Remainders: D.C. teacher says blogging, not scores, cost his job

A teacher fired under D.C.’s evaluation system says he thinks blogging cost him his job. (Answer Sheet) An NYC teacher who once worked in D.C. said the teacher was inspiring, not ineffective. (James Boutin) Speaking anonymously, three city principals say their jobs are more challenging than ever. (City Limits) The city required almost 40,000 students … Continue reading

Mulgrew: Mayor’s tenure tone not conducive to evaluation talks

Far from living up to its promise, the city’s tenure reform in fact amounts to a quota system for teacher evaluations, UFT President Michael Mulgrew said today. Mulgrew was responding to comments made by Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott during Bloomberg’s weekly radio address this morning. They said they expect the number of … Continue reading

Mayor ratchets up his criticism of tenure as McCarthy-era relic

Mayor Bloomberg escalated his critique of teacher tenure on his weekly radio show this morning, calling tenure outdated and questioning whether it should even exist. Bloomberg was discussing the latest tenure data, which was released Wednesday and showed an all-time high number of teachers whose probation were extended rather than receiving tenure. He said he’d continue … Continue reading