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Time for those teacher ratings

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After a little push -- more like a lot of coercion -- from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, nearly every school district in the state, with the notable exception of the largest, New York City, now has a teacher and principal evaluation system in place. Although the wide variations in those plans is cause for concern, basing teacher ratings on a combination of state and local test scores (40 percent) and classroom observation and other subjective measures ...

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February 6, 2013
10:54 a.m.

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I'm getting tired of hearing about rating teachers. If only we could have a rating system on parents instead of pushing the blame off on everyone else. These dead beat parents do nothing to help their children excel in life. School is nothing more than a daycare service to them. According to the 2010 census New York State placed 1st in the contest of which state spend the most money per student. Clearly throwing money around like candy falling from a pinata dosen't work very well in this instance. Maybe we should start placing the blame where it belongs, on the failing family...I give them an F.

February 6, 2013
3:21 p.m.

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And the reason for failing families is LIBERALISM..... I give liberals an F