TO: Local PresidentsFROM: Matt Jacobs, Regional Staff Director
DATE: February 8, 2018
RE: NYSUT Will Not Promote or Encourage Participation in the
Commissioner's APPR Survey
Executive VP Jolene DiBrango has asked that the following message be shared with all K-12 teacher local presidents:
As you may know, the New York State Commissioner of Education released an APPR survey on Tuesday that took everyone by surprise.
We have spent time carefully examining the survey and believe it may lead to unreliable and invalid data due to the way it has been constructed. As a result, we released the following statement Tuesday evening to the press:
“The state has had at least six years to listen to the voices of teachers and parents who are angry and frustrated with this broken teacher evaluation system. We don't need any more surveys or delays. This is the year to fix it. Evaluations must be returned to local control with no state mandates.”
We will not be sharing a link to the survey through the Member or Leader Briefings or encouraging our members to participate in it. I will be communicating this to the Commissioner.
NYSUT continues to advocate for an APPR fix this year. We want a system that restores trust, helps develop teachers and is free of state mandates. Returning APPR to local control is the only answer.
Regional Staff Director, Nassau
Office Tel: (516) 496-2035
Mobile: (516) 319-7065
Fax: (516) 921-2964
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