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Remainders: Teachers rally and counter-rally over evaluations

  • An Educators 4 Excellence member explains why she joined a rally for new teacher evaluations. (E4E)
  • Critics of E4E and the state’s teacher evaluation requirements staged a counter-rally Sunday. (Ed Notes)
  • The Brooklyn Free School is part of a resurgence in a controversial form of unstructured schools. (HuffPo)
  • A Florida teacher of the year says value-added measures alone fueled her ineffective rating. (Facebook)
  • Rick Hess pans Thomas Friedman’s unproductive “fanboy praise” of Ed Sec Arne Duncan. (Straight Up)
  • Prompted by evaluation chatter, a teacher writes, “I have no interest in improving my teaching.” (Quilbilly)
  • Even humor writers are joining the debate on the Common Core’s fiction/non-fiction requirements. (TIME)
  • A city teacher whose school could phase out argues why it should not. (A Teacher Grows in Brooklyn)
  • The leader of a minority caucus in the UFT tries to predict the outcome of evaluations negotiations. (ICE)
  • A high school senior’s mother says applying to college isn’t fair because so many can’t. (Insideschools)
  • A union blog praises Alternative Learning Centers, where suspended students get instruction. (Edwize)