Michael Bloomberg Needs to Shut The F*@k Up!
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON SENATE'S LAST IN FIRST OUT PROPOSAL
"The Senate compromise makes sense in both the short and long term - it will enable us to keep the best teachers this year and achieve our share d goal of quickly implementing a new teacher evaluation system that will eventually be used to guide any future layoff decisions."
There is no such thing as a good teacher or a bad teacher. There is only office politics, manipulation and who gets all the problem children. All of New York City's school teachers are well educated and qualified for the job that they have been hired to do. The question that the teacher's union and the public needs to ask is who is stacking the deck when it comes to assigning students to a particular teacher and classroom? Is Sally Super Teacher, doing a good job because she is teaching the same group of children that have historically performed well in class prior to Sally Super Teachers arrival or did Sally Super Teacher turnaround a group of children that have historically failed?
Any teacher can be made to look like a star or a failure. All you have to do is give him/her all the problem children or give him/her all the children who work hard to achieve good grades. Michael Bloomberg should do an audit to look for patterns of abuse when it comes to assigning students to a particular teacher.
BY: Joel Irving