FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 12, 2011
For More Information Contact:
Jane Briggs, Jonathan Burman or Tom Dunn at (518) 474-1201
EDUCATION COMMISSIONER STATEMENT ON
TEACHER EVALUATION REGULATIONS LAWSUIT
"Our goal all along has been to make sure every child gets the best education possible. Sound, comprehensive teacher evaluations will help ensure every classroom has a great teacher leading the way to that goal. That’s exactly what our regulations create—a comprehensive, fair teacher evaluation process.
New York is in a ‘Race to the Top’ on behalf of our students; the longer we go without a process for evaluating educators, the longer that race will take us.
It’s not appropriate to comment about on-going litigation, but we’re confident our regulations will be upheld by the court."
John B. King, Jr.
Commissioner of Education
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New York State Board of Regents
The State Education Department / The University of the State of New York / Albany, NY 12234
Office of Communications / (518) 474-1201