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From Atlanta to New York last year in a Big Apple the number of teachers who failed their job performance rating.
Marks increased by 16%.
That statistic brings up a broader issue of teacher ratings and how we can best decide.
Which teachers are making the grade joining me is.
-- -- Professor of business at the Columbia graduate school of business -- you being here and it's a hit that is is 60% jump is is a big number but.
All of less than 3% of teachers in this city.
Get unsatisfactory marks so I'll ever -- must be doing an excellent job here and really across the country.
But that's what you see in -- place across the country is that you have a very simplistic ratings system -- either you're okay.
Or you do thumbs up or on that -- and 959697%.
Of teachers in almost every just around the country are just doing OK and I think the research says.
That's not the way it works it's not just the unity to their okay or the terrible there's a wide range of performance among teachers and need to start recognizing that in our and how we do a valuation.
Despite this kind of good bad rating system though there was a remarkable change in one statistic here in New York City.
That says that maybe the school districts and -- managers are really cracking down on teachers who are unsatisfied.
Yeah that's right it used to be the case that as you hit eligibility for tenure in New York City and in places around the country essentially it was a done deal you stick around you get -- And what Bloomberg.
And his administration have put has pushed for is for that stepped getting tenure getting lifetime job security -- much it.
Increased job security.
To be a real meaningful step that only the teachers that have proven themselves to be able to educate children well.
Are gonna give that it can be given that that security and if you haven't proven yourself yet but doesn't mean -- -- that doesn't mean you're terrible.
It means we need to give you more time to develop we need to observe -- more we need to see your performance more before we're going to give you that.
That's half of and not just here in your city do you see need to see the percentage of teachers who.
-- -- who are let go go up as kind of proof that they're really trying to weed out the lousy ones you know -- I'm not sure how high that number needs to go before we're satisfied I can imagine that there are -- you know there's got to get a percentage.
Out there that are doing a lousy job and really need to find a different occupation.
I think that.
As we get to a more rigorous evaluation system in places across the country.
It also gonna see people making that choice for themselves I think that there are people out there who probably care a lot about the kids they're educating.
And maybe don't realize they're really not doing good job and if they get if they if they get that -- -- valuation and they understand.
What they need to do to improve and they don't -- they can get there.
Then maybe the make the choice to leave on -- and we're getting there are we in terms of serious valuations yeah I think race to the top which is I give a lot of credit the Obama administration Arnie Duncan who's the secretary of education.
Pushing that on on -- states across the country to get serious about doing teacher valuation.
And to recognize how important teachers are and not say hey you know nineties hundred ninety seven -- your all the same.
Great to see -- thank you so thank you and Iraq off from Columbia's graduate school business take care please.
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