Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I Don't Get It

Here's what I don't get about the new evaluation laws plans being fought over in Albany.
Parents will have the right to see the evaluation but they have no right to do anything about the class their child is in if that child happens to have a teacher not rated highly effective.

Parents are going to be told their child has a crappy teacher but tough!  This can't do anything to help the child and will make the job of the teacher so much harder.  My husband says all this is just a law suit waiting to happen.  He says parents with kids in class with poorly rated teachers will sue the city.  I agree.  At the least, these parents will wreck havoc on the schools.

These evaluations have the sole purpose of humiliating teachers.  They will end up doing a lot more than that.


ChiTown Girl said...

What the hell?!?! What is the point of letting parents see the teacher's rating? Like you said, even if they didn't want their kids with low-rating teachers, there's nothing they can do about it. That makes absolutely no sense. Makes me feel a teeny bit better about how ass-backwards things are here in Chicago ;-)

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the world of the DOE, where NOTHING EVER MAKES SENSE!

**they also have hundreds of incompetent lawyers who do little work to try and knock these cases out with very little evidence.