Statement by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos on Teacher Evaluation Legislation

June 21, 2012

Today, the State Senate will take up and pass the Governor’s teacher evaluation disclosure bill.  After reviewing this legislation, our Republican conference believes that it represents a fair compromise between a parent’s right to know and some level of confidentiality for teachers as we implement this new evaluation system.                         

By giving parents more information about what is taking place inside their child’s classroom, we can enhance school accountability and better ensure students get the first-class education they deserve.