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Parents ask for a new board to advise on teacher evaluations

10.31.2013 | Capital New York | A group of public school advocates are calling on the Department of Education to include parents and students in the implementation of a new teacher evaluation system. In a report released on Thursday, Advocates for Children (AFC) requested that the department establish a new "stakeholder advisory group," consisting of students and parents, to advise the DOE on the evaluation rollout. The AFC report argues that students and parents were excluded from negotiations between the DOE, United Federation of Teachers, and state Board of Regents about the teacher evaluation system. Read article