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NYTimes to post teacher ratings

February 24, 2012

The New York Times and WNYC are raising eyebrows with a plan to post individual teacher ratings on the web. The rankings are based on student performance on standardized tests.

The Times says it will provide analysis and give teachers a chance to put their own comments next to their evaluation data, which comes directly from the New York City Department of Education.

Critics say the data is outdated and contains errors. They argue that it is irresponsible for the media outlets to include the teachers’ names alongside their ratings.

The Los Angeles Times spurred controversy when it posted teacher evaluation data online. One teacher even committed suicide following the data release.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Eloise M O'Shea-Wyatt permalink
    March 15, 2012 3:14 pm

    Last night at the under announced and under attended Providence city Charter commission 4 out 6 Providence citizens who attended and made public oomment, spoke out in favor of an elected school Board. The most glaring thing was the total lack of any press coverage of the first and possibly only public hearing of the charter commission. There is currently a citzens petition campaign to get an elected school board, some of those petitions were presented at the hearing. There is widespread dissatisfaction with the current appointed school board because they are a rubber stamp for the mayor.

    • March 15, 2012 4:47 pm

      Thanks for letting me know about the meeting last night. Let’s talk more about the Providence School Board! Can you post a copy of the petition?

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