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Mayoral candidates walk a fine line on teacher evaluations

For mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, sleeping on the city’s new teacher and principal evaluation plans was an illuminating experience. … Thompson’s backpedaling — which, as the Wall Street Journal reports, puts him at odds with his campaign chair, Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch — reflects the pressure that candidates face as they respond to the plans that State Education Commissioner John King imposed on the city over the weekend. READ MORE