Coordinated School Rallies Protest Teacher Data Reports
This morning at around 8AM parents and educators at five schools in Brooklyn protested the proposed release of the Department of Education teacher data reports (TDRs).
The group at PS 321, organized by parent Martha Foote of Time Out from Testing, opposes this grading system of individual teachers, based on the test scores of their students.
Some say these reports contain statistical and ignore other important aspects of teaching that perhaps cannot be ascertained from a standardied test. Opponents say that TDR humiliates teachers by subjecting them this public “report card.”
Parents at these coordinated rallies, which took place at PS 321 and MS 51 in Park Slope, at PS 29 in Cobble Hill, at PS 24 in Sunset Park , and at PS 154 in Windsor Terrace, were joined by Councilmember Brad Lander and his staff, State Senator Eric Adams and Assemblyman Jim Brennan.
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