New York State United Teachers launched this web site to emphasize that rigorous teacher evaluations should focus on classroom learning and individual student needs and not over-rely on standardized tests that put children under enormous stress.
As teachers, we embrace high standards, local flexibility and strict accountability, including the appropriate use of student test data in teacher evaluations.
We ask New Yorkers to join teachers in working for locally developed evaluation systems that advance excellent teaching.
NYSUT, the state’s largest union, represents some 600,000 classroom teachers and other school employees; faculty and other professionals at the state’s community colleges, State University of New York and City University of New York, and other education and health professionals. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association and AFL-CIO.
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