DFER’s statement on speech delivered today by NYC Chancellor Walcott

New York

May 17, 2012

Specifically, on the idea of offering incentives to remove salaries from the permanent ATR pool and on removing from the classroom any teacher with two years of ineffective ratings…

From Joe Williams, executive director of Democrats for Education Reform:

“The naysayers will dust off their old playbooks and pretend to be freaked out, but anyone with an ounce of sensibility will regard the Chancellor’s plan as a flagrant act of common sense. The only question is why it took us a century to get to such reasonableness in our school system.”

Read GothamSchools Article, Walcott: City won’t wait for evaluations to tackle teacher quality here.