New York City Teachers’ ‘Unsatisfactory’ Ratings Scrubbed From Record If They Agree To Quit

New York Teachers Ratings

Failing New York City teachers can have their poor ratings scrubbed from the record if they strike a deal with the city to quit or retire, according to a New York Post report.

Teachers deemed “unsatisfactory” for two consecutive years in the city face termination hearings, but can avoid all that — and have the “unsatisfactory” grades changed to “satisfactory” on their permanent records — if they voluntarily leave the system.

Critics say the method is “a lie” and unethical, according to The Post, as those teachers seeking employment in other school districts would be applying for teaching positions under false pretenses. But an officer who takes part in “rubber room” hearings, which deal with teachers being paid to out disciplinary hearings in reassignment centers, praised the system. Continue reading “New York City Teachers’ ‘Unsatisfactory’ Ratings Scrubbed From Record If They Agree To Quit”

New York City Releases School Progress Reports, 217 At Risk Of Closing For Failing

A record 217 New York City elementary and middle schools received grades of F, D or a third consecutive C on the city’s annual progress reports, placing them at risk of being closed.

The list of schools earning poor grades is nearly twice as long as last year’s and represents almost a fifth of the 1,193 schools that were rated, the New York Daily News reports. Continue reading “New York City Releases School Progress Reports, 217 At Risk Of Closing For Failing”