As a Webster teacher, I completely agree with Adam Urbanski's comment.
City teachers are not worse than suburban teachers.
I worked hard last year. I earned my H.
If I taught in the city, I might have a D or an I on my HEDI rating instead.
Unfortunately, Cuomo's APPR system makes it rational for urban educators to flee to the suburbs. Despite the State Education Department's attempt to make statistical adjustments for high-needs student populations (my score was quite reasonably reduced for serving a less-needy group of students last year), there is no formula powerful enough to account for the negative effects of poverty on academic achivement.
So I get to walk away with my H while equally-qualified teachers in the city get slammed.
How does this benefit city students?
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