By Karen DeWitt | North Country Public Radio
“New York State’s latest teacher evaluation system, which was supposed to be in place by November 15, has been put on hold because 90 percent of school districts were granted waivers to delay its implementation. This represents the reversal of a policy championed by Governor Cuomo last spring.
The new rules for teacher evaluations were put in place last March as part of the state budget. At the time, Cuomo argued although two-thirds of New York’s third through eighth graders consistently performed below standards in tests, over 95 percent of teachers were rated as performing well. ‘It’s not real,’ Cuomo said. ‘You have to go back to the table and try to come up with an evolution system that’s more accurate.'”