CityViews: Albany’s Teacher Evaluation Reform Still Gives Too Much Power to Tainted Tests

Originally published in on February 06, 2019.

And perhaps the new crop of progressive lawmakers now up in Albany will lead efforts to improve the status quo. State Senators Ramos, Jackson, Zellnor Myrie, Rachel May, Alessandra Biaggi and James Skoufis have all indicated opposition to the state’s obsession with testing. It’s possible we may see legislation to actually reduce testing, and open hearings where teachers, parents and experts can testify, instead of the private deals negotiated as part of the big annual budget bill.