One year ago today, over 1500 New York State principals signed a letter that outlined their concerns over the new legislation for the evaluations of teachers and principals. Their three main concerns:
- Educational research and researchers strongly caution against teacher evaluation approaches like New York State’s APPR Legislation.
- Students will be adversely affected by New York State’s APPR.
- Tax dollars are being redirected from schools to testing companies, trainers, and outside vendors.
Read their letter here.
This logical and data-driven plea by professional educators has gone ignored by state and federal policy makers. This letter could have been written by every educator in every state, and I wish it would have been. No matter what state we live in, this type of legislation is affecting us all. As a mother and an educator, I am concerned for the welfare of our children and the profession I love.
With the 2014 state tests on the horizon, please consider taking a stand for your children and the direction of education.
I know I plan on making my voice heard, come hell or high water.