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District’s teacher evaluation plan draws rebuke

Buffalo promised not to ax teachers with poor ratings

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State education officials are scrutinizing teacher evaluation plans statewide, making sure school districts don’t try to skirt the law by promising unions that the teacher ratings won’t affect their employment. The state Education Department sent two letters rebuking the Buffalo City School District for agreeing to a side deal with the Buffalo Teacher Federation stating that no teacher would be negatively affected by the ratings. State officials said they believe agreements such as this could ...

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April 23, 2013
7:17 a.m.

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So we are having teacher evaluations but we are also telling the unions that fill our campaign chests, they need not worry, everyone will keep their job. This is the democrat party at it's best..... These teachers unions should be charged with RICO, they are an ongoing criminal enterprise that is not only stealing our hard earned tax money but they are stealing our children's education. How can this continue?

April 26, 2013
8:37 p.m.

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Districts agreed to these deals because the State has not completed its part, figuring out how State tests scores will be calculated into the 40% of teahcer evals, so no one knows how these scores will turn out. That is how it continues...