Remember the teacher evaluations debacle from a few months ago? You know, the one where the tensions between the UFT and Bloomberg administration cost New York City's public schools nearly $300 million in state funds? Yeahhhhh, that one.
Well, after a solution fizzled and the jobs of hundreds of New York City teachers evaporated into thin air with next year's budget, Governor Cuomo set the next deadline dance to June 1st. If the two sides really, really couldn't sit down and sort out their differences by that day, Albany would intervene on their behalf and put in place a state-led evaluations system - one that would probably peeve the UFT and the Department of Education but whatever. Tough luck for the sore losers.
But yesterday, the State received different plans from both of the frenemies to see just how ideologically "distant" they claim to be. As of now, the plans submitted yesterday have not been made available to the public. However, a glimpse at what happened back in January kinda gives us an idea of where the UFT and DOE stand.More »