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About those secret teacher evaluations

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Despite the serious impairment of not being a real person, “Mrs. Russo” congratulated Gov. Andrew Cuomo a few days ago for signing the law to keep mostly secret the identities of New York’s bad teachers. “Mrs. Russo” apparently was a pseudonym the governor recently came up with during a news conference when he unveiled his take-it-or-leave-it compromise (an oxymoron?) that allows parents to see how good or bad is the specific teacher their kid has, ...

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June 29, 2012
10:36 a.m.

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Why the smart-ass tone? Who do you think you're talking to, a bunch of tea-partyers?

July 1, 2012
9:15 p.m.

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Parents talk to each other and have always been able to find out about teachers and take whatever measures they have to to make sure their kids get in the "good" teachers classes.

Until there is an effective and efficient method for removing bad teachers from the system, our kids will continue to get stuck with them. If unions were smart, they would see the benefit of cooperating with the schools in supporting and retaining the excellent teachers and getting the bad ones out. That would be a win win and teachers would once again get the respect they deserve.