SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: The DOE Screws Teachers Yet Again and Mulgrew Is Silent (TWO MORE DAYS!!!!!!)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The DOE Screws Teachers Yet Again and Mulgrew Is Silent (TWO MORE DAYS!!!!!!)

 Two days left! 

This blog post was to be about how it is still up in the air whether or not we are getting end of the year ratings. Before press time The Crack Team received the following in an email from an SBSB groupie. 

 The DOE has decided to issue final teacher ratings for this school year. In mid-June, the state Legislature approved a waiver for school districts regarding the Annual Performance Review for the 2020-21 school year, but it recently amended the legislation to give individual school districts the choice whether to rate teachers. The DOE decided to proceed with teacher evaluations because most of the principals had already completed their work. All observations should have been completed by June 11.

We here at SBSB are confused. We could have sworn Mulgrew implied he would fight like hell if we were to get rated. At June 14 exec board meeting Mulgrew sayeth...

Working on DOE APPR. Called City Hall. We have a pretty good agreement, but this can't just sit. On the table with DOE and need them to decide which way to go. Most principals have submitted evaluations already. Assuming since work is done, they want to move forward. We are in pretty good shape with no one being harmed.
And a week before at the June 7 exec board meeting Mulgrew regaled with...

We are expecting teacher evaluation to be waived again. Not passed yet. Thanks to everyone for staying on top of issues. 

But it's over. Even though the bill Governor Cuomo did not give districts a choice!!!!!

But not to worry folks! There is a light at the end of the tunnel. At the June 21 exec board meeting Mulgrew rolled up his sleeves and shared with the world...

DOE decided to do APPR. Above 95% HE or E before MOSL even kicks in. We will go after anyone who doesn't do this correctly. 

Them's fighting words! We know now that Mulgrew has our backs. Again. 

Just wondering why the Oneonta School District isn't giving end of year ratings. Nor is North Rockland. Or Mount Vernon. Horseheads isn't.  

But we as UFT members shouldn't be upset or disappointed Remember. We have a seat at the table. That is what matters. Our seat is at the kiddie table. Where the only attention we get is from the old auntie with the Bozo eyebrows and the Double H bosom who has a cigarette dangling from her mouth. She just stops by to squeeze our cheeks. 

That's how the DOE sees the UFT and the rank and file.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

5% of teachers in NYC are screwed because Mulgrew would not fight the ratings/evaluations this year. That is well over a thousand teachers. What good is a "Seat at the table" when you are getting fed shit. We need a vote of no confidence on him.