October 30, 2018

NYSUT: Local control best way to fix broken testing and evaluation system

Source: NYSUT Media Relations

ALBANY, N.Y. Oct. 30, 2018 — New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta today issued the following statement in response to the State Education Department’s teacher evaluation survey: “The way to fix New York’s broken testing and evaluation system is to decouple state tests from evaluations, return the system to local control, and focus on helping educators to further develop their skills,” Pallotta said. “Teachers and parents across the state have repeatedly made this point to their elected representatives, and we hope that the Legislature will restore trust and confidence in the system in the next session by voting to let educators and local school districts identify what works best in their own communities.”

New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.


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